A young mother and an accomplished astronaut, Sarah (Eva Green), prepares for a year-long space mission. Initially as a backup, it turns out that she might be a part of the main crew. She has some time to get used to the idea of leaving her daughter and to prepare the little girl for the longest separation in her brief life. Still, Sarah’s own preparation leaves a lot to be desired. Even though her ex-husband (Lars Eidinger) helps a lot, more and more doubts arise. Winocour has accustomed fans of her tales that she cares about every single detail and authenticity but she also creates multi-layered relationships between the characters. Proxima is no different, with a feminist verve and the music of legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto. Screen Daily wrote that Eva Green puts in a career best performance . . .[in] a significant, ambitious and entirely impressive film by a dazzling young French director in full command of her ship.
San Sebastián IFF 2019 - SIGNIS Award - Special Mention, Special Mention of the Jury, Special Prize of the Jury; Toronto IFF 2019 - Platform Prize – Honorable Mention
Born in 1976, in Paris, film director and screenwriter. She studied screenwriting at the prestigious La Fémis. She presented her first feature movie, Augustine, at International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Festival. Her second movie, Disorder, qualified for the Un Certain Regard section. Together with Deniz Gamze Ergüven she wrote a screenplay to the famous Mustang, French submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. In 2016 she was a jury member of International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Festival. Proxima is her third feature film.
2005 Kitchen (short)
2007 Magic Paris (short)
2009 Pina Colada (short)
2015 Cień / Maryland