Aloft

Spotlight

New York Premiere

Canada, France, Spain | 97 MINUTES

ALOFT

Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Artful and enigmatic, this first English feature from Academy Award®–nominee Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) brings a dream to the screen. In this quietly powerful story that spans decades, a separated family searches for meaning and hope in their own disparate ways.

The tales of a mother and son are told in parallel and woven together in a way that demonstrates the subjectivity and fragility of time. Single-mother Nana (Jennifer Connelly) has a mysterious experience at the hands of a traveling healer. Years later, her troubled son Ivan (Cillian Murphy) sets out to search for his now absent mother. The film blends past with present against the backdrop of a frozen world. And with staggering performances of the ensemble cast, including Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), Aloft creates a landscape both visually and emotionally stunning.

—Ashley Havey

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Claudia Llosa

Clauda Llosa was born in Lima, Peru. Her debut film Madeinusa em> premiered in Sundance’s official competition in 2006 and won several international awards. Her second film, The Milk of Sorrow, was the first Peruvian film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film.
Director
Claudia Llosa
Screenwriter
Claudia Llosa
Producer
Jose Maria Morales, Ibon Cormenzana, Mark Johnson
Editor
Guille De La Cal
Cinematographer
Nicolas Bolduc
Add'l Credit 1
Eugenio Caballero
Cast
Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Melanie Laurent, William Shimell

CONTACTS

Print Source
Anna Takayama
Sony Pictures Classics
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212 833 8846
anna_takayama@spe.sony.com
Press Contact
Gary Springer
Springer Associates PR
New York, 10036
Phone: 212 354 4660
gary@springerassociatespr.com
Talent Agent
Michael Barker
Sony Pictures Classics
New York, 10010-8601
Phone: 212 833 8833
laura_duch@spe.sony.com