Making the rounds on the festival circuit since last year, Proxima is one of the better-received films on women who jet off into outer space. Certainly, the response has been better than Lucy in the Sky got, and perhaps in this depleted landscape Eva Green could be in line for the accolades that Natalie Portman didn’t get.
Directed by Alice Winocur (Augustine, writer of Mustang), Proxima finds Eva Green as a mother preparing to leave the planet and her young daughter behind for a year-long stint aboard a space station. Not only must she deal with the emotional burden of such a decision, but also the dismissive attitude by one of her male colleagues.
The cast includes Matt Dillion, Lars Eidinger, Zélie Boulant-Lemesle, and Toni Erdmann‘s Sandra Hüller.
Proxima will be released on digital and VOD on November 6th.
SYNOPSIS: Sarah (Eva Green) is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima,’ it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.