Proxima: Eva Green reaches for the stars on Netflix

Published by Julie de Sortiraparis · Published on April 26th, 2024 at 02:59 p.m.
Eva Green, Matt Dillon and Sandra Hüller star in Alice Winocour's poignant space drama Proxima, available on Netflix from May 14, 2024.

Directed by Alice Winocour, known for her films Augustine and Maryland, Proxima highlights the personal and professional challenges of an astronaut. Eva Green plays Sarah, a French astronaut preparing for a year-long mission far from Earth, in a story that explores the duality between professional aspirations and family responsibilities. The film, hailed for its sensitivity and realism, won the Special Jury Prize at the 2019 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Proxima follows Sarah as she endures the arduous preparations required before setting off on the Proxima space mission. As the only woman in a group of men, she faces not only the physical and mental challenges of training, but also the heartbreaking prospect of leaving behind her eight-year-old daughter. This drama explores the personal sacrifices made in the face of dreams of space conquest.

Aimed at fans of space drama and cinema, as well as audiences interested in stories of female perseverance in male-dominated environments, Proxima stands out for its intimate, realistic approach. The film illustrates the internal conflicts of a mother faced with monumental life choices, offering a perspective rarely treated in space travel stories.

Since its theatrical release on November 27, 2019, and ahead of its arrival on Netflix on May 14, 2024, Proxima has captivated viewers with its powerful narrative and emotional performances, particularly fromEva Green. Alice Winocour presents a film that not only entertains but also inspires, showing the strength of a woman who navigates through hardship to reach for the stars, while remaining grounded to earthly realities. Proxima is a celebration of courage and perseverance in the face of personal and professional challenges.

Official trailer for Proxima (2019) :

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Dates and Opening Time
Starts May 14th, 2024

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