Alice Winocour


France, Germany 2019
In French, English, Russian & German, with English subtitles
107 min
Suitable for audiences aged 7 and above
Director: Alice Winocour
Screenplay: Alice Winocour & Jean-Stéphane Bron
Cast: Eva Green, Zélie Boulant-Lemesle, Matt Dillon, Aleksei Fateev, Lars Eidinger, Sandra Hüller
Production: Isabelle Madelaine & Emilie Tisné / Dharamsala & Darius Films
Print Source: Angel Films

At the beginning of Wincour’s film, Sarah’s life-long dream of going to space is finally going to happen and she’s chosen to join the Proxima Mission to the International Space Station. It means months of gruelling training at the European Space Agency in Russia before lift-off and then separation from her daughter by the long dark reaches of space. But there’s no hesitation: this is what Sarah has been working towards her whole life so Stella goes to live with her astrophysicist dad (Lars Eidinger). Green is at a career-best as the stoic Sarah, simultaneously determined and on the edge of breaking. So often hamming it up in Tim Burton roles, you forget just how exceptionally subtle she can be.

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