The Frenchwoman Alice Winocour has expanded, Frenchified, and feminized the space movie.
Eva Green excels as a young French woman who fulfils a life dream for which she has worked extremely hard. Her physical ordeal is depicted in the film, but the main focus is on her mental state: it is very difficult to leave her eight-year-old daughter behind. But if people gave up at the first sign of difficulty, they would still be living in caves. A fine tribute to female space pioneers.