Proxima - review: Ode to the love of a mother

Story that draws its inspiration from a mother's love for her child and her stubbornness.

A mother with big dreams, and even greater love for her daughter, trying to establish a balance in her life, does her best to be successful in the profession, while not missing a single moment of her own child's life. It is only a matter of her ability to overcome obstacles along the way. Drawing its inspiration from a mother's love for her child and her stubbornness, director Alice Winkor laid the groundwork for the story behind the name of her latest film, Proxima.


Even though when the name Winkor is mentioned, it often refers directly to projects such as "Mustang" or "Augustina", for which it is most recognizable, "Proxima" still has the great artistic value. It is about a single mother, Sarah, who goes through the training process at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is separated from her child Stella for hours every day, for whom she is constantly worried. But her life becomes a mess when she is chosen to be part of the crew that will be part of the one-year space mission, Proxima. Sarah's situation becomes hopeless. She finds herself trapped in the middle between two unbridled fires, the endless love for her only child and the passion for the space mission, for which she has set very high and almost unattainable goals.

Eva Green, who plays Sarah, undoubtedly leaves a deep mark in the hearts of viewers with her performance of this character. Namely, the French actress, with whom we are well acquainted from the Hollywood blockbusters, through her role shows her extraordinary talent, starting from the transfer of emotions to the ability to speak without any difficulties in more than three different languages, which can not remain unnoticed. However, Green is accompanied by the beautiful young actress, Zeli Bulan, for whom "Proxima" is a second film experience. But it is obvious that little Bulan bravely faces the challenge that comes with the character of Stella, although she shares the scene with an extremely important name for the film industry such as Eva.


Cinematographic elements are of great importance for capturing the ambience in the story. The shots are skillfully shot, suitable for this emotional roller coaster. In most scenes, free-hand shooting is practised, which correctly interprets Sarah's hectic life. But it is not only the cinematography that is responsible for the visualization of the story but also the visual effects. They are the core of the film, as they capture most realistically the effort and intensity that come with Sarah's profession as a young cosmonaut.

The reason for the importance of the viewers to witness what this character is going through, the embodiment of countless brave mothers, who have made a step forward for all mankind, is to see for themselves that their infinite motherly love is what leads them forward, rescues them from all difficulties. and gives them a reason to rise after the fall, to stand up, to continue with even greater force than ever before.

Source: Evgenija Arsova/