Sarah 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 eight-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 join the crew of a year-long space mission called Proxima, it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.
Although Eva Green was raised in France, she attended an English-speaking school from a young age, and can speak both French and English flawlessly. Her French accent when speaking English in the movie is thus highly exaggerated. See more »
During the staff party at the beginning of the film, Mike's wife is first seen taking a picture with him and their kids. A few minutes later, they say hi and kiss as if they would meet then. See more »
Interspersed through the end credits are images of various female astronauts with their children. See more »