Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Denis Villeneuve, USA, 116 mins, 2016.
Sicario director, Denis Villeneuve offers a fresh take on sci-fi with his latest feature about how we perceive language and time.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)- are brought together to investigate. mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
‘A close encounter of the engrossing kind’
‘A deeply thoughtful and impressive new take on a familiar old genre’
‘Deeply human, expertly realised science fiction’
Fragments, a 48 Hour Film created by Team Waxjar as part of this years Two Short Nights Film Festival will be screening before Arrival this week in Studio 74 Exeter Phoenix.
The film was written, shot and produced in just two days as part of the annual film challenge which sets teams the task of responding to a brief, genre and prop.
Fragments tells the story of a spaceship, which crashlands on a forested world, the lone surviving crew member must flee for her life to protect the precious, but deadly, cargo, from an evil space villain who pursues her. The short film features Bethan Highgate-Betts who was awarded a 2016 short film commission for her film Pink, which also premiered at Two Short Nights this month.