Finding: “Ambition,” a film about possibility

After traveling for 10 years the European Space Agency's deep space probe Rosetta is scheduled to place its lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November. Artist's interpretation of Rosetta and the comet © ESA 2014

After traveling for 10 years, the European Space Agency’s deep space probe Rosetta is scheduled to place its lander Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November. Artist’s interpretation of Rosetta and the comet © ESA 2014

The audacity of our enterprise can be hard to comprehend, especially when it’s scientific, and especially to those of us who struggle with math and physics.

That gap is why the arts — why story telling — matters so much. And this wondrous seven-minute sci-fi film Ambition, which had its debut in London on Friday October 24, captures the story-teller’s art rather perfectly.

Ambition is a creative co-production by Platige Image and the European Space Agency, directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi. It’s about wonder and human capability, though its subject is, technically, the agency’s Rosetta Mission. The agency launched the deep-space probe Rosetta in 2004, and its lander  Philae is scheduled to light down next month on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. 

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