Amazing Discoveries: Absolute Denial
On November 4 and 5 InScience Amazing Discoveries will take place, with the seven most beautiful and astonishing films in the history of InScience. In the coming weeks, we will present these unforgettable films to you, with the invitation to come and see them as you should: in the cinema with the lights off, your eyes glued to the silver screen.
Absolute Denial was released in 2021 and screened at InScience that same year. This animated science-fiction thriller raises urgent questions about artificial intelligence. In the film we see how the idiosyncratic computer programmer David designs the smartest supercomputer ever. He is totally obsessed with his secret project, so much that he becomes completely isolated from his friends and family.
The film is a Frankensteinesque quest for the limits of humanity with AI at its most gruesome, told in a swirling mix of classic science-fiction and film noir paranoia. Absolute Denial also plays an interesting game with light and darkness and with scientific knowledge and unanswered questions, in which the line between being a genius and crazy appears to be very thin. The film was shown at festivals worldwide, and will be screened again in a month in Nijmegen.
Ticket sales for InScience Amazing Discoveries start on October 18. Check out the trailer for some anticipatory delight here: