Gravity is one of the best films of the year, period. Haunting, beautiful, and truly terrifying, it is a film that never slows down. That is, except in one part of the film. If you haven’t seen the film, I would move on from this story. There will be spoilers . . .
Still here? Well, at one point in the film, Sandra Bullock’s character of Dr. Stone believes that she’s done for. She picks up radio chatter and has a heartfelt and haunting conversation with someone who doesn’t speak English. They can’t understand each other, but they talk to each other nonetheless. She opens up to this man in a far off corner of the world that she’s orbiting and it is an intense and powerful scene. It is a chilling scene and profoundly moving.
This short film is the other side of that conversation. Directed by Jonas Cuaron, son of Alfonso Cuaron, the director of Gravity, and co-screenwriter of Gravity, this was originally intended to be a special feature on the Blu-Ray. Warner Bros. have released it early, though, for Oscar consideration. It is a beautiful film and a wonderful companion piece to Gravity. I would highly recommend watching it, even if you haven’t seen Gravity. There are mild spoilers for the film, but nothing that would ruin the film. With that said, I present to you Aningaaq: