The Venice Film Festival opened with a bang last night; or, rather, almost entirely silently, with Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron’s newest film, Gravity, premiering on opening night.
The thriller stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock – the only two actors in the entire film – as astronauts desperately trying to cling to life after their shuttle is hit by debris during a mission.
After only one viewing, the nerve-wracking and stressful thriller is already garnering rave reviews.
Variety’s Justin Chang calls the film a, “nervy experiment in blockbuster minimalism and a film of robust movie-movie thrills, restoring a sense of wonder, terror, and possibility to the big screen,” while Todd McCarthy tells The Hollywood Reporter that Gravity is, “the most realistic and beautifully-choreographed film ever set in space.”
The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttleton praises Cuaron for, “expertly packing obstacle packed on top of obstacle in the way of the astronauts’ return home, without losing touch of humanity or humor,” and Mark Adams from Screen Daily calls the flick a, “genuinely tense and exciting lost-in-space thriller.”
Now that you’re sufficiently stoked to see Gravity, you can mark it in your calendars – the film premieres on October 4th in the US and November 8th in the UK!
Check out the trailer below: