Chilworth Village Hall is now a Moviola rural cinema, and this screening of "The Man Who Knew Infinity" is the second of our first season, and the first on a weekday evening.
Growing up poor in the Madras of colonial India in the early 1900s, self-taught maths genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (Dev Patel) earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Patel is a brilliant choice, especially playing opposite Jeremy Irons as his mentor at Cambridge, Professor Hardy, a man his total opposite emotionally and spiritually. Where Ramanujan is deeply religious and believes his remarkable solutions to mathematical mysteries come from his god, Hardy is an atheist. Where Ramanujan is quite an emotional and impulsive character, Hardy is measured, reticent and meticulous. Yet they grow to be the closest of friends. It is in the development of this friendship that the film excels and makes us care for them both, giving the biography depth and texture. We are moved. These central performances (together with contributions from Toby Jones, Jeremy Notham and Stephen Fry) elevate the film to something of lasting value. (Andrew Urban)
105 mins Cinema release 8 April 2016
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