'Proxima': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the action drama starring Eva Green

An astronaut prepares for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station as she leaves her only daughter behind

                            'Proxima': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the action drama starring Eva Green
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The film 'Proxima' is by Vertical Entertainment starring Eva Green, an astronaut set to leave her daughter for a year's mission aboard the International Space Statio. It first premiered in the yeah 2019 at the Toronto International Film Festival. It also won the Special Jury Prize at San Sebastian Film Festival. Here is what you need to know about its upcoming 2020 release on digital and VOD platforms.

Release date

'Proxima' releases on November 6, 2020.


The official synopsis reads, "Sarah (Eva Green) is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called 'Proxima', it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship." 


Eva Green as Sarah Loreau

Eva Green attends the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on January 21, 2020, in Paris, France (Julien M Hekimian/Getty Images)

Green is an actress, model and producer. She is known for her roles as Vesper Lynd in 'Casino Royale' (2006), Vanessa Ives in 'Penny Dreadful' (2014-2016), Ava in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' (2014) and Isabelle in 'The Dreamers' (2003). Her recent works include 'Euphoria' (2017), 'Dumbo' (2019) and the 'The Luminaries' (2020). She has a release titled 'A Patriot' in pre-production.

In 2016 she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama for 'Penny Dreadful'. In 2016 she was awarded the Chainsaw Award for Best TV Actress and in 2014 she was awarded the IGN award for Best TV Actress - both for the same production. This year, she was nominated for a César Award for Best Actress for 'Proxima' and was also nominated for a Lumiere Award in the same category for the same production. 

Aleksey Fateev as Anton Ocheivsky

Fateev is an actor known for his roles as Ivan in 'Loveless' (2017), Yuriy Sukharev in 'Where Truth Lies' (2019) and Andrey Pyryev in 'Glukhar 2. Prodolzhenie' (2009). His recent works include 'Poteryannoe schaste' (2018), 'Ekspropriator' (2019), 'Krepkaya bronya' (2019), and 'The Crown of Creation' (2020). He has a release titled 'The Rain Season' in post-production.

The rest of the cast includes Zélie Boulant as Stella Akerman Loreau, Matt Dillon as Mike Shannon, Lars Eidinger as Thomas Akerman, Sandra Hüller as Wendy Hauer, Trond-Erik Vassal as Jurgen, Nancy Tate as Naomi Shannon, Grégoire Colin as Sarah's Doctor, Igor Filippov as Dima, Svetlana Nekhoroshikh as Vera and many more.


The movie is directed by Alice Winocour with Winocour and Jean-Stéphane Bron serving as writers. Nina Frese serves as co-producer, and Serge Hayat, Isabelle Madelaine and Emilie Tisné serves as producer.


The trailer shows an undeniably talented Eva Green taking on her role as an astronaut as she struggles to leave her daughter behind when she prepares for her year away in space. It says "There is no such thing as a perfect astronaut, just like there is no such thing as a great mother" and that is the main premise of this movie. This action drama sees a young girl scared to see her mother leave her and a mother who is being told to "cut the cord".


Where to watch

Catch 'Proxima' on November 6, 2020, on digital and VOD platforms.

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