Interstellar is a 2014 sci-fi epic film co-written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, and Matt Damon. Set in a dystopian future where humanity struggles to survive, the film follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole near Saturn in search of a new home for humanity.
Brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan wrote the script, which originated from a script Jonathan developed in 2007. Christopher produced Interstellar with his wife, Emma Thomas, through their production company Syncopy, and with Lynda Obst through Lynda Obst Productions. Caltech theoretical physicist and 2017 Nobel laureate in Physics Kip Thorne was an executive producer, acted as a scientific consultant, and wrote a book, The Science of Interstellar. Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures co-financed the film.
Director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema shot it on 35mm in Panavision anamorphic and IMAX 70mm formats. Principal photography began in late 2013 and took place in Alberta (Canada), Iceland and Los Angeles. Interstellar uses numerous miniature and practical effects, and the Double Negative company created additional digital effects.
Interstellar premiered on October 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. In the United States, it was first released in movies and expanded to venues using digital projectors. The film had a worldwide gross of more than $ 677 million (and $ 701 million with subsequent re-releases), making it the 10th highest grossing film of 2014. Interstellar received positive reviews for its script, direction, themes, visual effects and Musical partiture. , emotional depth, acting and ambition. At the 87th Academy Awards, the film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for Best Original Score, Best Sound Mix, Best Sound Editing, and Best Production Design.