Ellipsis acquires a films trilogy inspired by “Math, Science ans Physics”. The project made by 3 different films, is producing by Aldo Reggiani’s Feel Center Production.
The first film The Math Gang is about the history of maths.
In a society, called Digitalia, totally controlled bay computers and by the government, a group of young people, called the foolish, try to be free and refuse to use social networks. Therefore they end in a state prison, where they examine the history of math seen as the history of the progress of mankind. Of course, they are pledged guilty and are condemned. But at the end they find their freedom through maths.
The second film, The Garden of Numbers, shows a very sweet and intense dialogue between Tommaso, an eight years old child, and his grandmother Theresa, a very funny and eclectic person that loves turtles. Tommaso discover maths with the help of a labyrinth game, hidden in the garden and invented by his deceased grandfather. Music, games, pirates, happening and discoveries during the film conquer the full attention of a very young audience. The materials animated in the film come from the Montessori teaching methods of the “psico-maths”.
The 3rd film: The Direction of Time.
The film is about five young people that do not like to study scientific subjects (physic and math).
A mathematics professor seeks the counsel of his master, a jazz musician, to convey passion for learning to his students. The professor has an idea. He tries to involve them in an experiment of identification.
For five days they will become the scientists of the five equations that changed the world: Newton, Bernoulli, Faraday, Clausius, Einstein. The purpose of the experiment is to better understand the importance of the scientific process through a practical experience. The students no longer are in the neighborhood that feeds them with problems, boredom and anxieties, but in an undefined time, and they become five scientists, who are going to change the world. Their studies meet the artistic, political and cultural needs of other human beeings who have lived their own time. The result shows how art, culture, and science are very similar and could be understood in similar ways.The five students begin to watch the world and the future with fresh new eyes.