Picturehouse has revealed the new trailer and poster for Proxima, the upcoming drama from acclaimed director Alice Winocour starring Eva Green. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019 and will make its debut in the UK on April 17. A North American release has not been set yet.
Eva Green plays Sarah, a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. The only woman in the arduous program, she has been chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission to the International Space Station called “Proxima.”
Putting enormous strain on her relationship with her daughter (played by newcomer Zélie Boulant-Lemesle), the training begins to take its toll on both as Sarah’s training progresses and the launch looms ever closer.
Winocour’s new film is a cinematic experience that will take audiences on a gripping, emotional and life-affirming journey.
Written by Winocour, the movie is produced by Isabelle Madelaine and Emilie Tisné. The production companies include Dharamsala, Darius Films, Pathé Films, and Pandora Film Produktion.
George Lechaptois is the cinematographer, Julien Lacheray is the editor, Florian Sanson is the production designer, and the sound was created by Pierre André, Valérie Deloof, and Marc Doisne. The score was created by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Clare Binns Joint, MD of Picturehouse, previously said: “I am delighted to be working on a new film by a director I greatly admire, Alice Winocour. This new work builds on her already impressive roster of thoughtful and excitingly visual cinema.
“Proxima literally takes us into the stratosphere with its amazing international cast and outstanding performances from veteran Eva Green and incredible newcomer Zélie Boulant. Their pairing is the beating heart of this powerfully emotional story. UK audiences will fall in love with this wonderful film.”
Agathe Theodore, senior VP of international sales, added, “We are thrilled that Picturehouse will be introducing Proxima to UK audiences. Their marketing strength and filmmaker-friendly culture are a great fit for Alice Winocour’s film. Picturehouse is a great home for international directors with unique personal visions.”
In case you missed it, here are also the previously-released international trailer and poster.