Aningaaq: A Gravity Companion Short FilmNovember 22nd, 2013
Jonas Cuaron, the son of Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron and co-writer of the screenplay for Gravity, created this companion piece entitled Aningaaq. In Gravity, Sandra Bullock’s character, Dr. Ryan Stone, desperate for help and on the edge of dying alone in space, gets through to someone on Earth via radio. But that other person doesn’t speak English and Dr. Stone cannot express her need for rescue.
This incredible short film tells the story of the man she spoke to, an Inuit fisherman far out on the ice in Sikvivitsoq fjord. The man is fishing with his wife, young child, and his team of sled dogs, but can’t understand what Dr. Stone is asking and couldn’t help her if he could.