70th Venice International Film Festival
Director: Alberto Barbera
Out of Competition
Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth... and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
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language: English - s/t Italian
George Clooney, Sandra Bullock
The Kessler Syndrome is the scenario posed by NASA scientists in which the density of manmade objects in low Earth orbit is so high that the collision between two objects would create a cascade of debris colliding with other objects, each collision generating new space debris. We used this as a metaphor for life’s adversities. Our character drifts in the void, trying to overcome her own inertia and return to Earth where something beyond survival awaits—the possibility for re-birth.