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Opening Gala: Proxima (N/C 18+)

26 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue GFT
Location of GFT


This screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with director Alice Winocour.

We open Glasgow Film Festival 2020 with the UK premiere of the latest award-winning drama from Alice Winocour, director of Augustine and Disorder

Eva Green gives one of her most powerful performances in a heartfelt portrait of a woman torn between professional ambition and the demands of motherhood. Astronaut Sarah Loreau (Green) is undertaking the gruelling mental and physical training required for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station. She is the only mother in a diverse international crew. Her colleagues, including American NASA veteran Mike (Matt Dillon), are focused on the job and seemingly untroubled by their family responsibilities. 

Separated from her husband, Sarah tends to the needs of her sensitive seven-year-old daughter Stella (Zelie Boulant-Lemesle) who is struggling with the long separation that lies ahead. The pressures intensify as Sarah finds herself facing some impossible choices. Meticulously observed, Proxima offers a tender portrait of a mother-daughter relationship. 

Thanks to Picturehouse Entertainment.

Due to alcohol being served on the premises, ticket holders must be 18 years or older. If you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked to prove that you are aged 18 or over. 

  • Director Alice Winocour
  • Cast Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Zelie Boulant-Lemesle
  • Country France, Germany
  • Year of production 2019
  • Language English, French, Russian and German, with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h47m
  • Certificate N/C 18+ due to alcohol being served at the screening
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