Another Earth (2011)
Director: Mike Cahill Starring: Brit Marling, William Mapother, Kumar Pallana
Certificate: 12 Running Time: 92 Minutes
Tagline: "If you could meet another you, what would you say?"
It was quite a while ago now, my trip to Brazil, or it seems so at least. The flight there was awful - cramped, uncomfortable, and most damningly, there was a meagre selection of mostly crap films to watch. The return flight, however, was much better, mainly owing to the far superior selection of films available. I ended up watching three in total. Two of them were unmistakably Hollywood affairs but the other one was not. It wasn't the most immediately obvious kind of film to watch on a long flight but its name immediately intrigued me so I gave it a try. You may have assumed from its name that it's some sort of sci-fi story as I did but it's actually a little more unusual than even that. It starts off by introducing us to Rhoda Williams (Marling), a 17 year-old astronomer who has a gift for science. As she's on her way back from a party to celebrate being accepted to MIT, she hears a remarkable story on the news.
RKS Score: 8/10