Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, part heart-wrenching love story Creation is the story of Charles Darwin. His great, still controversial, book The Origin of Species depicts nature as a battleground. In Creation the battleground is a man’s heart. Torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place, Darwin finds himself caught in a struggle between faith and reason, love and truth.
The Darwin we meet in Creation is a young, vibrant father, husband and friend whose mental and physical health gradually buckles under the weight of guilt and grief for a lost child. Ultimately it is the ghost of Annie, his adored 10-year-old daughter, who leads him out of darkness and helps him reconnect with his wife and family. Only then is he able to write the book that changed the world.
Written by John Collee and based on the Randal Keynes biography of Darwin titled Annie’s Box, Creation was co-developed by Recorded Picture Company with BBC Films and the UK Film Council. —tiff.net
After studies in English literature, Jon Amiel graduated from Cambridge University and ran the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company, which often toured the USA. He became the Hampstead Theatre Company’s literary manager and began directing there, relocating to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Amiel joined the BBC as a story editor, studied television directing and did TV work through the late 1970s and early 1980s, scoring attention in 1985 with Silent Twins, The (1985), an unforgettable recreation of the tragic “silent twins” June and Jennifer Gibbons, who spoke only to each other. Airing during the same year Marjorie Wallace’s non-fiction book The Silent Twins (1986) was published by Prentice Hall), the docudrama was the BBC’s selection for entry at the Locarno and Montreal Film Festivals.
As noted in Stephen Gilbert’s biography of Dennis Potter, Amiel was working on The Silent Twins (1986) when Kenith Trodd gave him the six Singing Detective scripts. After… read more
2.5/5 Although attempting to illustrate the possible psychological torment in Darwin's life, we are left with an over acted melodrama. Well produced and minorly thought provoking - but leaves you wanting a more in depth alternative. @ M.G. Wood - For a more conclusive documentary, try Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life by David Attenborough or The Genius of Charles Darwin by Richard Dawkins.
What a week for the French. Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, has made the Academy's Foreign Language Film
Ilmuwan Inggris, Charles Darwin, sempat membuat kehebohan pada dunia ilmu pengetahuan ketika ia merilis buku On the Origin of Species pada tahun 1859. Dalam buku tersebut, Darwin menuliskan bahwa setiap… read review