Alice Winocour’s highly anticipated feature Proxima, which previewed as part of LIFF Presents in March, opens in cinemas on Friday 31 July. See it at cinemas including Everyman Leeds and Harrogate, and Cineworld Leeds, Bradford, Castleford and Wakefield. Click here to find a screening. 

'A significant, ambitious and entirely impressive film by a dazzling young French director in full command of her ship.' - Review by Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

'Eva Green soars in this sensitive space drama from Alice Winocour, which delves deep into the human consequences of being an astronaut - and a mother.' - Review by Adam Solomons, HeyUGuys

'Green is at a career-best as the stoic Sarah, simultaneously determined and on the edge of breaking.' - Review by Katie Goh, Little White Lies

Accomplished scientist and astronaut Sarah Loreau (Eva Green) has achieved her career ambition of being chosen for a year long mission to the International Space Station. As she begins the intense physical and mental training, she grapples with the realities of what achieving her dream will mean to her as a parent and to her seven year-old daughter Stella. As mission launch approaches and facing further challenges with her international team lead by an established NASA astronaut (Matt Dillon), Sarah’s commitments to her job and duties as a mother are put to the ultimate test.

Writer-director Alice Winocour’s stunning direction and immaculately researched script combined with a career defining performance from Eva Green, make Proxima a film that is a tender and moving portrait of a mother-daughter relationship, set against the backdrop of an awe inspiring journey of a lifetime.