Math in Movies

Math in Movies


The Imitation Game (2014)

  • Directed by Morten Tyldum, United States
  • 114 min | NC16 (Some Homosexual References) | English
  • Fri 15 Mar | 7:30pm
  • Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre
  • Free admission with registration


During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing(Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They ended up arresting Turing on charges of ‘gross indecency’, but little did they know then that they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.

An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who shortened the war under nailbiting pressure and, in turn, saved thousands of lives.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

  • Directed by Matt Brown, United Kingdom
  • 109 min | PG 12+ | English
  • Sat 16 Mar | 7:30pm
  • Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre
  • Free admission with registration

The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of a friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a selftaught Indian Mathematics genius, travelled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forged a bond with the eccentric.

Professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones.

The Professor and his Beloved Equation (2006)

  • Directed by Takashi Koizumi, Japan
  • 117 min | PG | Japanese with English subtitles
  • Thu & Sat 21 & 23 Mar | 7:30pm
  • Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre
  • Free admission with registration

Starring Terao Akira, Fukatsu Eri, Yoshioka Hidetaka, and Asaoka Ruriko, this heartwarming tale is about a Mathematics genius who was set to become a professor at the University of Japan until a traffic accident shattered his dreams. Now the poor man has lost his shortterm memory and can only remember the last 80 minutes of his life. After different housekeepers have tried and failed to look after the troubled academic, a young woman and her 10-year-old son come to work for him. They are charmed by his love of mathematics and discover that within his cerebral musings are words and ideas of great beauty.

Summer Wars (2009)

  • Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, Japan
  • 114 min | PG 12+ | Japanese with English subtitles
  • Fri 22 Mar 7.30pm | Sat 23 Mar 3.30pm
  • Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre
  • Free admission with registration

Mathematics whiz Kenji Koiso spends his summer holidays working to maintain the virtual city of OZ. When he accompanies his senior Natsuki Shinohara to her hometown, he is bewildered to be introduced as her fiancé. During his stay, Kenji receives a mysterious e-mail containing an intriguing mathematical riddle. When he finally solves it, Kenji finds himself thrust into a cyberwar of unimaginable proportions. Will he survive this battle of a lifetime and win Natsuki’s heart?

Associate Professor Deborah Shamoon from the Department of Japanese Studies whose key area of research is manga and anime will present a short talk on the creation of virtual worlds
before the screening on Fri 22 March.

 

Image Credit: NUS Centre For The Arts

 


When

22–23 March, 19:30–21:00.


Age

12+


Price

Free


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