What is spacetime? What do we mean when we say that for an astronomer looking far away into space means looking back in time? Why do we say that time expands and lenght shrinks? The issues raised by these questions are incomprehensible to most and seem to be very distant from the way we perceive reality.
Infinitely curved, an introductory documentary about the theory of relativity, provides answers to these questions and teaches the audience to look at and see the universe in a new way. Its short sections touch upon the crucial topics associated to the theory that made Einstein famous: the geometry of space, the concept of spacetime, the elasticity of time, the mysteries of the gravitational force, the curvature of spacetime, the secrets of the universe. Clear explanations supported by an extensive use of compelling graphics and animations help the audience move from classical physics to modern physics based on the concepts of time, space, light and gravity. And even scientifically hot topics like the search for gravitational waves or the study of the mysterious and alluring black holes will definitely be more familiar after seeing this movie.
Thanks to the high quality of its film-making and scientific content (one of the authors is a well-known astrophysicist), this documentary has won several awards: best educational film at the Palaiseau Festival in 1994, excellency award at the Montreal Scientific Film Festival in 1994, a special mention at Medianet-Monaco in 1994, an award at the Prix Leonardo in 1996, best educational film at the International Biennial Film Festival of Ronda, Spain in 1996.