Autumn always seems to bring the most interesting and challenging films – and Cloud Atlas, from a novel that even its author described as ‘unfilmable’ is definitely both. By slipping from one arc to another (six in all) repeatedly, filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer link tales of characters who are bound together through past, present and future to create a rich tapestry of visual styles and philosophical depth.
Three directors? How’s that going to work? Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer tell the story of how they came to direct Cloud Atlas. The 5+-minute trailer follows the jump.