|Passing through the portal of the Sun|
The movie ‘Sunshine’ directed by Danny Boyle is another favorite of mine. It’s a movie full of stunning imagery and Gnostic-inspired themes. The movie follows the impossible quest of the crew of Icarus II, a spacecraft that is humanity’s last hope of reigniting a dying sun – by detonating an interstellar bomb within the heart of the star. If they are unsuccessful, then all human life will eventually perish without the sun’s life-giving properties. The stakes are about as high as you can get in this movie.
The designer of the bomb is the brilliant physicist Robert Capa, played by the ethereal Cillian Murphy. The name Robert is Old German and can be translated as ‘bright fame’, or ‘bright renown’. And the word Cāpa is a Sanskrit term for an arc of a circle. So Robert Capa means ‘bright renown of the circle’s arc’.