feature film | Year: 2013
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Rating: 14A | Length: 1 hr. 31 min.
Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side,” “The Proposal”) and George Clooney (“Up in the Air,” “Syriana”) star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”).
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling 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.
“Gravity” was written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón. Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman (the “Harry Potter” films) are the film’s producers. Chris deFaria (“Happy Feet Two”) Nikki Penny (“Clash of the Titans”) and Stephen Jones (“Knowing”) served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes team includes multiple Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (“Children of Men,” “The New World”); production designer Andy Nicholson (supervising art director “Alice in Wonderland”); editors Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (VFX editor “Alice in Wonderland”); and costume designer Jany Temime (the “Harry Potter” films). The effects were handled by Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Tim Webber (“The Dark Knight”) and Oscar®-winning special effects supervisor Neil Corbould (“Gladiator”). The music is by Steven Price (“Attack the Block”).