Eva Green in First International Trailer for Astronaut Drama 'Proxima'

September 25, 2019
Source: YouTube

Proxima Trailer

"There's no such thing as a perfect astronaut." Pathe Films has debuted an official French trailer for the indie drama Proxima, which just premiered at the Toronto and San Sebastian Film Festivals this fall. The inspirational drama from French filmmaker Alice Winocour (of Augustine, Disorder) is about a French astronaut named Sarah, a single mother preparing for her journey up into space. She struggles to balance spending time with her young daughter, and the intense preparations for the voyage on the Russian rocket. Also starring Matt Dillon, Zélie Boulant-Lemesle, Sandra Hüller, Lars Eidinger, Nancy Tate, Jan Oliver Schroeder, and Vitaly Jay. The film is receiving great reviews out of festivals, and it's definitely worth your time to discover whenever it shows up in a theater near you (likely early 2020). A more realistic, intimate look at space travel that is refreshingly different from all the other recent space movies we've seen.

Here's the first French trailer (+ poster) for Alice Winocour's Proxima, direct from Pathe's YouTube:

Proxima Poster

As the French member — and the only mother — on an international crew, Sarah (Eva Green) balances the taxing physical training required for a year-long mission aboard the International Space Station with her daughter Stella’s routine of meals and bedtimes. Sarah’s powerful, protective love for Stella, only seven, sometimes pulls at her commitment to her profession. Her male colleagues include an old-school Russian and a veteran American space cowboy (Matt Dillon), both seemingly untroubled by their own family responsibilities. As the liftoff date approaches, Sarah must travel to the launch site and go into quarantine — away from her daughter, who is struggling with her mother's conflicting priorities. Proxima is both written and directed by award-winning French filmmaker Alice Winocour, director of the films Augustine and Disorder previously, as well as a writer on other features. The screenplay is written in collaboration with Jean-Stéphane Bron. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this fall. Pathe will release Proxima in French cinemas this November. No US release date is set - stay tuned for updates. Your thoughts on this?

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I just love that all these space movies are being released, and they all look good!

kitano0 on Sep 25, 2019


Yeah, some of us will watch for gorgeous Eva Green. And then for something more ...

shiboleth on Sep 25, 2019


Well, it's French, directed by a woman, and starring Eve Green. Almost enough to make me want to see this film. Almost anything with Eva Green in it is worth my taking a look at. However...another 'space' movie? Another 'trials and tribulations' of astronauts? There's just been too many of them lately and none of them any good...well, maybe Ad Adstra with Brad Pitt, but the jury is still out on that one. Some have liked it others have huge problems with it. I'll check it out on cable as I will this one.

thespiritbo on Sep 25, 2019


I'm gonna go against the grain here and say I'm not into it. Embarking into space on a journey of no return? Or staying with your child who doesn't want you to leave. To me, that's a simple decision and anyone who says otherwise is incredibly selfish and looking for delusions of self-grandeur. To raise a decent human being is more of a feat than reaching any planet in our solar system.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 26, 2019


The leave or stay guilt trip will be longer than the one in space I suspect. Not feeling the tug in this, altgough Green looks to do the job. M83/Sundførs space/scifi Oblivion on the trailer only provokes me in the wrong direction. That song is already iconically stuck to a scfi movie.

ErrorSapiens on Sep 27, 2019

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