24 October 2013

Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men) Gravity has been the hot topic of the film world for some time, and is receiving high praise from critics..

'Gravity is not a film of ideas, like Kubrick's techno-mystical 2001, but it's an overwhelming physical experience -- a challenge to the senses that engages every kind of dread.' David Denby, New Yorker

"Gravity must be seen in theaters to be appreciated; the prospect of watching this movie on anything less than a 40-foot screen is tantamount to listening to Beethoven through a tin can and a string." Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"This is seat-chewingly tense, virtuoso cinema that explores and exploits space as never before, with 3-D so convincing the audience lurches and gasps as though on a fairground ride." Kate Muir, The Times

Clooney is wisecracking space veteran Kowalsky, Bullock the rookie scientist Stone, and in a staggering 13-minute opening take we see her drifting helplessly from a wrecked space shuttle. Above all, though, it’s the technical achievements of Cuarón and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki that will leave you reeling with amazement.

Don't miss this modern masterpiece on the big screen at FACT from 8 November. Tickets are on sale online (book for 2D or book for 3D), by calling 0871 902 5737 or in person at the box office.