Dir: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
91mins   2013   USA   12A   English   

In this heart-pounding thriller set in the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space, a brilliant medical engineer is on her first shuttle mission, with a veteran astronaut, when on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving the two completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling 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.

Screened as part of Lewes Sci-screen, a programme organised by the Lewes branch of the British Science Association and Depot cinema. Sci-screen combines the screening of a film containing science elements with a short talk and discussion on a topic relevant to the film.

Other films in the thread include Alien, The Martian and Interstellar.


Tue 27 March