Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller Gravity is one of my most anticipated films of the fall and certainly the most visually ambitious film to hit cinemas this year. Following terrific buzz from the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie is also widely expected to be one of the key players in this year’s already crowded Oscar race (12 Years A Slave, Prisoners and August: Osage Country are other early frontrunners from TIFF).
Cuaron, who last wowed audiences in 2006 with his dystopian tale Children of Men, is acclaimed for combining tremendous tension and lavish visual effects to make tightly wound, artistically potent thrillers, and if the following images are any indication, Gravity should signify a welcome return to form for the director.
The seventeen pictures below show off pretty much everything you need to know about Gravity: leads Sandra Bullock and George Clooney looking completely terrified, a distinct feeling of claustrophobia and staggeringly beautiful imagery of space. The film, shot in 3D, will likely be a feast for all the senses, with awe-inspiring visuals, gripping direction, two tense performances from Bullock and Clooney and the kinds of deeper philosophical messages about humanity, isolation, death and time that we’ve come to expect from Cuaron.
Check out the images below:
Gravity follows two astronauts, one a medical engineer (Bullock) on her first space mission and the other a veteran astronaut (Clooney) on his final mission, who are stranded in space without any means of communicating with Earth when debris from a satellite destroys their shuttle. Our own Sam Woolf raved about the film following its TIFF debut, calling it “a staggering achievement of the visual form,” and you can make up your own mind soon enough – the film opens in IMAX 3D on October 4th.
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