The Fountain, 2006 - Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men (Hugh Jackman) in pursuit of eternity with their love (Rachel Weisz). A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that’s wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.
So, hardly anyone I know has seen this movie, and those who have seen it don’t like it because it’s “too confusing.” I wish more people would see it, though. Above anything else it’s beautiful to watch, and it definitely made me cry.