*** The Midnight Sky: read my 3.5/5 review and article ***
You can’t get more isolated than space and the arctic, and The Midnight Sky has both – not to mention an unfolding global catastrophe, and quite possibly a loo roll shortage too.
I know, I know – but I can’t help life imitating art (the film is based on the best-selling book Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton).
I’m three days late with this trailer for The Midnight Sky, though its tale of a scientist trying to contact a spaceship to warn them of a disaster back on Earth has even more poignancy now so many of us are heading for a new Lockdown.
George Clooney directs, and also plays Augustine: a scientist living in the Arctic with a small girl. When communications with the spaceship break down, he is forced to take her with him as they set out for another station which is powerful enough to send a signal to reach Sully (Felicity Jones) and her crew.
From the trailer The Midnight Sky looks really good and very melancholy: eerie, frightening, compelling. And if that wasn’t enough there’s a small child who I’m going to spend the whole movie worrying about. Why is she there? What is she called? (IMDB won’t tell me that.)
The film co-stars David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.
The Midnight Sky will be in select UK cinemas this December and on Netflix from December 23, if you feel you need cheering up just before Christmas.