Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Sarah (Eva Green) is an astronaut and mother who has dreamed of going to space her entire life. When the opportunity finally comes what will she have to sacrifice to make her dream a reality?
Proxima is a movie that talks about the sacrifices we make, specifically women, to have the delicate balance of family and dreams. What Director-Writer Alice Winocour does is never judge Sarah and her decisions. She uses the camera as a fly-on-the-wall allowing the audience to project their judgments upon her themselves. The writing is rich and Green is outstanding in the role. She also has great chemistry with her onscreen daughter which leads to the audience’s investment into their relationship.
Proxima screens at TIFF on Sat, Sep 7 at Winter Garden Theatre at 6:15 PM, Sun, Sep 8 at Scotiabank Theatre at 1:45 PM and Fri, Sep 13 at TIFF Bell Lightbox at 1:15 PM.