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Picturehouse Entertainment To Kick Off Return Of Independent Cinema-Going With Critically Acclaimed PROXIMA This July

17 June 2020

In cinemas from 10th July 2020

A film by Alice Winocour

An Oscar-worthy performance from Eva Green” - THE ARTS DESK

A landmark drama” - SCREEN DAILY

“PROXIMA aims to go where few films have gone before” - HEYUGUYS

WINNER - Special Prize of the Jury - San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019

WINNER - Platform Prize - Toronto International Film Festival 2019


★★★★ - TIME OUT




★★★★ - THE LIST

Picturehouse Entertainment are proud to be bringing back cinema with the theatrical release of the exceptional independent film, PROXIMA, from Friday 10 July. This follows the news that Picturehouse and Cineworld cinemas are confirmed to reopen from the 10 July, subject to government guidelines, following their closure in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  The film opened this year’s Glasgow Film Festival on the 26 February, following on from its Toronto, Macao and San Sebastian festival play.



Clare Binns, Joint Managing Director of Picturehouse Entertainment, says “After an extremely challenging few months for everyone, we’re thrilled to be bringing back independent cinema to the big screen with a beautiful and truly cinematic new film by a director I greatly admire, Alice Winocour.  A safe environment is the priority for cinemas right now and we have every confidence that all cinemas will have everything in place to follow government guidelines and ensure that the cinema-going experience is as safe and enjoyable as it can possibly be. We’re excited to welcome audiences to fall in love with this wonderful film.”

Eva Green (Casino RoyaleMiss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children), gives a career best performance in this epic and emotionally charged new drama from acclaimed director Alice Winocour. The story follows Sarah (Green), a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. The only woman in the arduous training programme, she has been chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima’. Putting enormous strain on her relationship with her seven-year-old daughter Stella (Zélie Boulant), the training begins to take its toll on them both as the life-changing launch looms ever closer. 

Featuring stunning performances from the entire cast, including Matt Dillon (Crash), Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann), Aleksey Fateev (Loveless) and newcomer Zélie Boulant, Winocour’s new film is a stunningly cinematic experience which will take audiences on a gripping, emotional and life-affirming journey, and boasts a stirring score from world-renowned composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.



Alice Winocour’s first feature film, Augustine, played in the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes and was nominated for two César awards in France. She went on to direct the thriller Disorder (2015) starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger, which she returned to Cannes with. 2015 also saw Mustang, the Oscar-nominated drama that she co-wrote with Deniz Gamze Ergüven, released to wide acclaim. PROXIMA is her third feature film.

Feature runtime: 107 mins
Cert: 12A

Keep up-to-date with PROXIMA on Facebook: ProximaFilm and Twitter: #ProximaFilm

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About Picturehouse Entertainment
Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 25 Picturehouse Cinemas and programmer for a further 40 UK venues. As champions of distinct cinematic voices and outstanding new feature films, Picturehouse Entertainment is renowned for delivering innovative and award-winning release campaigns from theatrical to home entertainment. 

Previous Picturehouse Entertainment releases have encompassed a wide range of films including Lost In London, A Ghost Story, God's Own Country, The Party, Custody, First Reformed, Nothing Like A Dame and The Wife. 2019 saw the release of the outstanding BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Capernaum from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, Out of Blue from visionary director Carol Morley, Benedikt Erlingsson’s wry Icelandic drama Woman At War, Sophie Hyde's adaptation of Emma Jane Unsworth's acclaimed book Animals, Peter Webber's reggae documentary Inna de Yard, Shola Amoo's hypnotic new film The Last Tree, the award-winning Monos directed by Alejandro Landes, Mirrah Foulkes's debut feature Judy & Punch and Justin Kurzel's stunning new film True History of the Kelly Gang was released in February 2020.  

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