Photo: Mexican Director Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" Receives Rave Reviews at Venice
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and both the acting and film as a whole are receiving glowing reviews coming out of the Venice Film Festival.
Forbes has named the space story “One Of Five Big Movies To Watch For This Fall,” and they are not the only ones with praise for the film.
Variety called “Gravity” a “work of great narrative simplicity and visual complexity”.
The Oscar-nominated director’s latest masterpiece follows the Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone.
The film, which Screen International called “exhilarating and often spectacular,” is scheduled to hit theaters October 4th.
Alfonso, who was born in Mexico City, was also the director behind 2001’s “Y Tu Mamá También” and many other films, including the third Harry Potter film “…The Prisoner of Azkaban.”