Alice Winocour’s Proxima is a stunning, breathtaking film. Eva Green is superb as Sarah, a female astronaut selected to spend a year on the International Space Station (ISS). She’s also a mother, though, and her dedication to her daughter Stella (Zélie Boulant) causes her to question whether she should make the journey. The film also tackles the subject of being a woman in a male-dominated field and the expectations women place on themselves. I adored that the movie is in four different languages (French, English, Russian, and German) and freely jumps between them.
The cinematography, the use of actual training techniques, locations, and uniforms lends the film a layer of authenticity, and I loved learning facts about space that I didn’t know. There are a couple of moments that I wish had been fleshed out more but overall this is a wonderful film that tugs on your heartstrings and tear ducts.
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