In recent years, the genre has only expanded – First Man told Neil Armstrong's story; James Gray depicted a fictional mission in Ad Astra. But slowly the tables are turning and women are being invited to tell their stories too – we had Gravity, we had Lucy in the Sky, now we have Proxima.
Eva Green stars as a talented astronaut tasked with a new mission, but a longstanding commitment to her daughter before she leaves. While the film concerns outer space, most of it takes place firmly on the ground.
The film marks a welcome return for director Alice Winocour, who previously greatly impressed with Disorder (starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger) and the Turkish coming-of-age success Mustang.
Green has often starred as femme fatale-type characters – and while these have all been convincing, to see the actress take on such a stimulating, physical new adventure will be a breath of fresh air. Make sure to catch Proxima when it skyrockets into cinemas on 17 April 2020.
|What||Proxima: Eva Green in French astronaut drama|
08 May 20 – 08 May 21, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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