WHO’S IN IT?
Amy Adams (American Hustle), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Michael Stuhlbarg (Steve Jobs), Tzi Ma (Rush Hour), Mark O’Brien (Quiet at Dawn), Max Walker (Brooklyn)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), director; Eric Heisserer (Lights Out), writer; Dan Levine (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), Shawn Levy (Real Steel), David Linde (360), Karen Lunder (Premature) and Aaron Ryder (The Prestige), producers; Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything), composer; Bradford Young (Selma), cinematographer; Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
One day, multiple mysterious spacecrafts touch down all over the world, but nobody is sure if the extraterrestrials mean well, or are here to destroy humanity. With mankind on the brink of war, it is up to linguist Louise Banks (Adams), mathematician Ian Donnelly (Renner) and US Army Colonel Weber (Whitaker) to try and communicate with the aliens and find out what their true intentions are…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Director Denis Villeneuve continues to impress with this sci-fi thriller that’s already been making the rounds at film festivals, and receiving buzz about it being one of the best films of the year.