One of the most moving moments in Alfonso Cuaron‘s “Gravity” comes when stranded astronaut Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) reaches someone on the radio. At first, she thinks it is Mission Control but quickly realizes it is a stranger who can be of no help to her. Or can he?
Jonas Cuaron, who co-wrote the script with his father, travelled to Greenland to shoot “Aningaaq,” a seven-minute short named for the Inuit fisherman who finds himself on the other end of the distress call. Orto Ignatiussen plays the part of this kindly soul who, despite not speaking English, connects with Bullock’s character even introducing her to his dog and baby.
The film unspooled at the Venice filmfest and will feature on the upcoming home video release of “Gravity.” And Warner Bros. has submitted it for consideration at this year’s Oscars in the Live Action Short category.
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