An astronaut prepares for one year apart from her daughter, on a mission aboard the International Space Station.
Sarah (Eva Green) is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. The only woman in the arduous program, Sarah struggles with feelings of guilt over the limited time spent with her young daughter, Stella (Zélie Boulant-Lemesle). When Sarah is chosen to join the crew of a yearlong space mission called Proxima, it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.
When Sarah is invited to join the crew of a yearlong space mission called Proxima, alongside veteran astronaut Mike Shanon (Matt Dillon), tensions escalate and her insecurities about motherhood rise dramatically to the surface.
- “Forget Rocketman, for real heartwrenching viewing check out this tale of a rocket woman on the big screen while you can.” – Stuff.co.nz
- “With beautiful direction and cinematography, a haunting score, and excellent acting by Eva Green in particular, Proxima is a solemn, slow meditation on motherhood and the bond between mother and daughter.” – Film Inquiry
- “Natural, beautiful and insightful, Proxima may speak to mothers specifically but, in its profundity, it has something to say to us all.” – The List