Thursday, November 21, 2013

Aningaaq: A Short Film Connected with "Gravity"

Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is one of my favourite films from 2013 thus far. You can read my review here. Gravity co-writer and son of Alfonso, Jonas Cuaron, wrote and directed a short film during the filming of Gravity called Aningaaq.

Mild spoilers for Gravity: Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is frantically trying to survive the disaster upon her, she keeps sending out radio messages, desperate for a response, only to finally make contact with someone who has no possible way of helping her--Aningaaq, an Inuit fisherman camping on a frozen fjord. Their conversation is one of the more affecting scenes in Gravity. This short film shows the other side of that conversation. Check it out below:

I love the thematic connection of two people, completely isolated in their own unique ways and living in completely separate worlds, making contact with each other and finding a brief sense of connection.

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