Proxima: Die Astronautin

Sarah is an astronaut and a mother, a far more common combination in real life than it is in the movies. She trains for her first space mission as she navigates the frustrations of shared parenting with her ex-husband. Attentive both to the fascinating details of how an astronaut prepares and the more mundane demands of motherhood, Winocour reveals a woman responding to escalating and competing stresses. As the liftoff date approaches, Sarah must travel to the launch site and go into quarantine — away from her daughter. Will Stella's matter-of-fact counsellor bridge their emotional divide? (Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Alice Winocour was born in Paris in 1976. She graduated from La Fémis and, after directing several short films, worked on the screenplay for Vladimir Perisic's ORDINARY PEOPLE (CE'10). Her first two feature films, AUGUSTINE and DISORDER, played at Toronto International Film Festival, where PROXIMA premiered as well. She has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2016.
Director's Filmography (Selection)
Proxima (2019) - Maryland (Disorder, 2015) - Augustine (2012) - Pina Colada (2009, short) - Magic Paris (2007, short) - Kitchen (2005, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2021
Alice Winocour
France / Germany 2019
107 minutes
English / French / German / Russian
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Alice Winocour
Cinematography George Lechaptois
Editing Julien Lacheray
Sound/Sounddesign Pierre André, Valérie Deloof, Marc Doisne
Music Ryūichi Sakamoto
With Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Zélie Boulant-Lemesle, Aleksey Fateev, Lars Eidinger, Sandra Hüller
Producer(s) Isabelle Madelaine, Emilie Tisné
Dharamsala, Darius Films, Pathé Production, Pandora Film Produktion, France 3 Cinéma
World Sales
Pathé International
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2019