Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Canada, France, Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting15/02/2018
End of shooting30/04/2018
Number of shooting days45
LocationsFrance, Baikonur (Kazakhstan), Star City (Russia), European Space Agency Cologne (Germany)


Brief synopsis

Sarah (Eva Green) 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 seven-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 be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima’, it creates chaos in the motherdaughter relationship.



ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Eva GreenSarah [L]
Matt DillonMike Shannon [L]
Lars EidingerThomas [L]
Alexei FateevAnton Ochievski [L]
Zélie BoulantStella [L]
Sandra HüllerWendy [L]
Marc FischerTim [SR]
Birger FrehseHans Lund [SR]
Franz LiebigPhysiker [SR]
Jan Oliver Schroedern.a. [SR]


1st ADNicolas Guilleminot
3rd ADAgnes KarolskiGermany
Director of photographyGeorges Lechaptois
Scuba dopSven FinkESA /NASA diving certificated
Video assist/playback operatorIsabelle Vogel8 days (NRW)
Casting directorAnaïs Duran
Costume designerPascaline Chavanne
WardrobeNicole EbbenShooting Germany
DirectorAlice Winocour
Script supervisorCécile Rodolakis
EditorJulien Lacheray
Key/dolly gripMalte KneibGermany
Grip assistantRobin RitterAssistant Grip Germany
GafferAlex BauscherGaffer Germany DP Georges Lechaptois
Best boyStefan Hiegemann
Lighting assistantSebastian Deppingadditionnal
Lighting assistantNils Künstler8 days Germany
ComposerRyûichi Sakamoto
ProducerIsabelle MadelaineDharamsala
ProducerEmilie TisnéDarius Films
Co-producerReinhard Brundig
Co-producerArdavan Safaee
Co-producerNina Frese
Production designerFlorian Sanson
Art directorAnja FrommGer
Set decoratorChristiane ZingelmannGermany
Set dresserRicci BeckerGermany
Set dresserAnna Sophie SchulzGermany, On-Set-Dresser, 2 days
Set dresserMirjam Gadinger
Set dresserCarsten Wesche-Böttcher
Location scoutBenjamin Vasseur
Location scoutDorothee LeuckGermany, NRW
Location scoutCarole ReinhardFrance location scouting
Production managerThomas Santucci
Production managerElke SasserathGermany
Production coordinatorSarah Blanc
Assistant production managerChristian PeschGermany
Unit managerFlorence Tanguy
Location managerFranz RungeGermany
Set manager/ floor managerStephan BechemCologne
Set runnerDiana FilberGermany
Production driverErik MertenGermany
Production driverSven SchladweilerGermany
Production driverPeter Baumgartner [1]Tec Recce
Production driverVolker KaiserMatt Dillon
Office production assistantJean Maureen MaherPandora FIlm GmbH & Co. KG
ScreenwriterAlice Winocour
Co-writerJean-Stéphane Bron
Script translatorCorinne Le HongScreenplay ENG > DEU
Production sound mixerPierre André
Sound re-recording mixerMarc Doisne
Sound editorLaure-Anne Darras

Production companies

Dharamsala [fr]
Darius Films [ca]
Pandora Film Produktion GmbHco-production
France 3 Cinéma [fr]co-production
Canal+ [fr]participation
Ciné+ [fr]participation

Distributing companies

Pathé [fr]


Cameras and UtilitiesAirsourceoneUnderwater/ ESA / NASA Certificated
GripStefan Visse-Hövels FahraufnahmenTrailer
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Eick, Eick & Weber GbRextras Germany
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHextras payroll service
Production ServicesGinzel Security Services GmbH (formerly CrossLine-Security Block and More)Shuttle | Absperrung
Production ServicesHermann Koenen Party- und Catering-ServiceCatering in Germany
Production Servicesplan-b-servicescleaning
ScriptDubdollsScreenplay FRA > DEU
PropsHerz Medicalgroupmedical props
Vehicles and aircraftsFilmauto Markus ZimmermannMovie vehicles
Video/Computer PlaybackMonitoranimationLive Videozuspielung und PC Zuspieler


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Alice Winocour2019Winner
Alice Winocour2020Filmfestival Cologne [de]Filmpreis NRWNominated


2020SwitzerlandZurich Film Festival [ch]
2020USAPalm Springs International Film FestivalWorld Cinema Now
2020NetherlandsRotterdam International Film FestivalVoices: Limelight
2019SpainSan Sebastian Film Festival (Zinemaldia)Official Selection
2019CanadaToronto International Film Festival (TIFF)Platform


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatBelgiumBe TV [be]Friday, 27/11/2020, 10.25 PMBe 1
First showingBelgiumBe TV [be]Sunday, 22/11/2020, 8.30 PMBe 1
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Thursday, 24/09/2020, 8.50 PMCanal+ Family
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 11/08/2020, 11.05 PM
First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 04/08/2020, 9.00 PM


Theatre releaseGreat BritainFriday, 31/07/2020
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 27/11/2019
PremiereSaturday, 07/09/2019Toronto International Film Festival [ca]