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
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
About the Director(s)
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.
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