General relativity: everyone has heard about the theory imagined by Albert Einstein. Few people know that it has been successively praised, attacked, rejected, even forgotten and finally « rediscovered » during the 1960’s.
That story, is being told to us by Albert Einstein himself, and by some of the scientits who validated and revived the theory. Like Sir Roger Penrose who gave visual representations of a black hole, a strange cosmic object that challenged the theory. Or Jocelyn Bell Burnell who, as a student during the 60’s, discovered a new range of stars -the pulsars- which matches the predictions of general relativity. The film is a profoundly human story which unfolds along a journey through space and time. It is also the account of a man who doubted all his life about his own theory and died without knowing he was right.
Director : Quentin Lazzarotto
Co-authors : Jean Eisenstaedt et Jean-Philippe Uzan
Editing : Sylvie Crépel et Quentin Lazzarotto
Animation & graphic design : Naji El Mir
Production : Look at Sciences 2015 – 52min
Coproduction : RMC Découverte
Participation : Institut Henri Poincaré, Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, Institut Lagrange de Paris, Société Européenne de Physique
Procirep – Société des Producteurs – ANGOA
Distribution : Terranoa
Broadcasting : RMC Découverte