Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
For most of you, this one will seem to have come out of nowhere. (It certainly wasn’t on my radar until now.) Love is a film produced and scored by Angels and Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge, and directed by relative newcomer William Eubank. Based on this trailer, Love is a thoughtful and very beautiful piece of science fiction that aspires to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the giants of cerebral cinematic sci-fi. Check out the trailer after the break.
So what’s it all about? There are a lot of obvious notes: 2001, Moon, and Solaris being the big ones. The actual plot is rather obscure, but you can get the core details from the trailer and then shore up your understanding with the synopsis below.
William Eubank served as writer, director, cinematographer and production designer. Reportedly, he built the space station set(s) in his parents’ back yard. Take that, Wayne Coyne!
After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut LEE MILLER becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity – and simply stay alive. His world is a claustrophobic and lonely existence, until he makes a strange discovery aboard the ship. Driven by the powerful music of ANGELS and AIRWAVES, LOVE explores the fundamental human need for connection and the limitless power of hope… A high-impact visual adventure, that resonates a common truth, that everyone has a story to tell and something even greater to leave behind.
Apple has the trailer in HD, and it’s worth a look in the best resolution your display can muster. The film will premiere soon at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, but does not currently have US distribution.