STANLEY KUBRICK FESTIVAL – A.I: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Rating: M
Length: 145 mins
Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor

An intriguing ‘what if’ note that hangs at the tale-end of Kubrick’s career, A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE was in development with Kubrick since the early 1970s but the director, frustrated by the slow development of computer-generated effects – Kubrick was convinced no child actor could convincingly portray the central character of David – passed the project to Steven Spielberg a few years before his death. Spielberg cleaved close to the original treatment of the screenplay commissioned by Kubrick in this epic sci-fi tale of a robot child programmed to love, who is neither man nor machine. A film ripe for reappraisal, it’s up to you to decide whether Haley Joel Osment’s uncanny performance as David defies Kubrick’s proclamation.

Official Trailer