Synopsis by Olivia Cantor
Written and directed by Michael Almereyda, this film is a dramedy with a postmodern take on the biographical film as it presents the life of Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) by meshing period film elements with modern-day cultural references. The story revolves around the “war of the currents” that took place in the 19th century between the aloof inventor Tesla and the brash businessman-inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan). Jim Gaffigan plays George Westinghouse and Rebecca Dayan appears as Sarah Bernhardt while Eve Hewson portrays J.P. Morgan’s daughter Anne.
betrayal, electricity, innovation, inventor, rivalry, Serbia