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.
- " Alice Winocour's Proxima is a poignant tribute to a mother's resilience. " – Clarisse Loughrey
- " Unique in its genre, Proxima does something rather radical in contemplating the heavens. " – Tim Robey
- " The result is an immersive, often ponderous exploration of what it means to become, as Sarah puts it, “a space person.” " – Kate Erbland