“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible”

“Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. “


If these quotes resonate with you, then you will probably be interested in reading my article.


For our Humanities class, we had to write about an artistic piece that helped shape us “personally”, whether it be a painting, a song, an artist, or a movie. This is my take on it. 


Interstellar is one of my dad and I’s favorite movies. Summarizing it in just a few words will not do it justice, but I will try my best. The story is set in the future (that seems not so far away), where the Earth is becoming more and more inhabitable as the days go by. A team of scientists is sent for an undetermined amount of time to explore a wormhole in space in the hopes of finding another alternative for humanity. In the process, since Cooper, the main character will be the one piloting the ship, he will need to leave his children behind on Earth, not knowing when he will see them again. This film is a bridge between art and science. It evokes incredibly strong emotions, heartbreak and beauty, hope, and a meaningful message. Interstellar is an artistic masterpiece, not only from the point of view of the characters and the narration but also because of the complex realization of the visual effects. Besides that, Christopher Nolan, the director (who also directed Inception) hired a theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Kip Thorne as a consultant in order to make the movie as scientifically accurate as possible. Its whole soundtrack, written by Hans Zimmer, is like no other and is brilliantly intertwined with the plot of the movie. I even quoted Interstellar in my yearbook quote and valedictorian graduation speech: “We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible”. 

This movie left a deep impact on me and opened my eyes as it touched on multiple difficult themes. Some of them are the parent-child bond, love and the importance of human connection, sacrifice and the endurance required, loneliness and the impact of isolation, denial, and the evil within a man. I love how they tried to make it as accurate as possible and the way they visually and metaphorically represented it because now it opens the door to so many possibilities that could happen, like loopholes, and the different dimensions and wormholes. I always loved space and contemplating the stars at night, but even more, after I watched this movie. They also introduced symbolism, and even a poem that was repeated at times throughout the movie called “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas, which was of important significance. You can apply these lessons and create a new perspective of seeing things, and that’s what I did. When I think of this film, I feel a certain calm, like I am infinite. I can look back on my life, until now, and warm smile and be grateful for all the happy moments that I lived. It also gives me hope and determination to make the best out of it, as every day, good or bad, counts and shapes me into what I am today and what I will evolve into.