Well this looks intriguing. A woman astronaut training for a 12-month mission in space, and preparing to leave her young daughter behind.
Usually as a parent you’re mentally preparing yourself for when your child leaves you not the other way around. Plus we’re adults and knows it’s coming, eventually (one day!)
Check out the trailer below. I like the big focus on preparing to go, a process that’s both physical and mental, and presumably involves a gradual emotional separation before the crew leave Earth – rather than simply leaving for the (exciting) space mission itself.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Eva Green plays Sarah, a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. The only woman in the arduous programme, she has been chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima’.
Putting enormous strain on her relationship with her daughter (played by outstanding newcomer Zélie Boulant-Lemesle), the training begins to take its toll on both as Sarah’s training progresses and the launch looms ever closer.
Featuring stunning performances from the entire cast which includes Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger and Sandra Hüller, Winocour’s new film is an unmissable cinematic experience which will take audiences on a gripping, emotional and life-affirming journey.”
Directed by Alice Winocour, Proxima was on the shortlist to be the French entry for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.
Proxima also stars Matt Dillon, Sandra Hüller and Lars Eidinger. It’s released in UK cinemas on Friday 8 May.