Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) star in this true story of a friendship between Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius who traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge – and his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Irons), who fought tirelessly to get Ramanujan the recognition and respect he deserved. Beginning in 1913, over the course of five years, Ramanujan faces intense adversity and fights illness to formally prove his theorems so that his work will finally be seen and believed in by a mathematical establishment that is not prepared for his unconventional methods. The Man Who Knew Infinity is the improbable true story of a unique genius whose pivotal theories propelled him from obscurity, and how he fought tirelessly to show the world the genius of his mind. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes.
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
“Beautiful … Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel give award-level performances.” – Deadline
Photo courtesy of Richard Blanshard. An IFC Films release.
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