45 years after Kubrick made what has been called the world's greatest scifi-film, GRAVITY's dramaturgical and visual excellence has made the critics drop their jaws and reach for their most exclusive superlatives. The story circles around two astronauts, Matt Kowalsky and Dr. Ryan Stone, who find themselves in a very inconvenient situation when debris from a destroyed satelite throws them spinning around in space, out of contact with the space shuttle and the oxygen supply. What follows is a mesmerizing odyssey into both the human fighting spirit and the vast unknowns of space.
ALFONSO CUARÓN is a Mexican filmmaker, best known for his films Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (2001), HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004), and CHILDREN OF MEN (2006). For the latter he received three Academy Awards nominations and widespread critical acclaim.