MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Domaine (2009)
Patric Chiha (screenplay and director)
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This subtle, slow and depressing French film concerns the relationship between a homosexual teenager and his alcoholic aunt. She is a math professor whose research is connected to Gödel's Theorem, and clearly one of her nephew's favorite people because of her passion and intelligence. However, the pressures of life and work, and perhaps something about the mathematics as well, have her in an emotional downwards spiral. It is this self-destructive cycle that is really the center of attention in the film.

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  10. Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land by John Crowley
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Categories:
Genre
MotifInsanity, Female Mathematicians,
TopicLogic/Set Theory,
MediumFilms,

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