How do you come to terms with being alive? How do you cope with the incomprehensible vastness of reality, the complexities and contradictions of your own existence, and the persistent sensation of something profound just beyond your grasp?
I Hold the Universe Within Me is an essay film about the search for meaning in life, the intersection of personal philosophy and psychology, and the depth of human experience. Framed as a story told by filmmaker Julia Ehlert to her younger sister, it sweeps the audience along on an introspective, evocative journey. Through both textual and aesthetic storytelling, it explores the dynamic nature of the mind, reveals the poetry of the cosmos, and proposes the resounding notion that through our existence, we embody the universe.