If you’ve seen films like “Madinusa” and “The Milk Of Sorrow,” then you are already familiar with the work of Claudia Llosa. If not, then “Aloft” will be your entry point to her films, and like many others, it’s the star power alone that draws you in. Now you can see how it all comes together with this new trailer for the film.
Starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, and William Shimell (“Certified Copy“), the film tells the story of a struggling mother, Nana Kunning (Connelly), and her evolution into a renowned artist and healer. When a young journalist (Laurent) tracks down her son Ivan (Murphy) 20 years after Nana abandoned him, she sets in motion an encounter between the two. Catching it in Berlin last year, our own Jessica Kiang noted it was a “meditative, thoughtful film” that was often undone by the narrative.
“Aloft” opens on May 22nd. Watch below.