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Aningaaq (2013)

Short film connected to the movie Gravity (2013). it shows the conversation of Dr. Ryan stone with someone on earth, but this time from the other side of the line, an Inuit fisherman in a frozen desert.

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Jonás Cuarón

Writer:

Jonás Cuarón
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Cast overview:
Sandra Bullock ... Dr. Ryan Stone (voice)
Orto Ignatiussen Orto Ignatiussen ... Aningaaq
Lajla Lange Lajla Lange ... Mother
Maligiaq Fredeik Maligiaq Fredeik ... Baby (as Maligiaq F. L. Siegstad)
Lange Siegstad Lange Siegstad ... Baby (as Maligiaq F. L. Siegstad)
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Aningaaq, an Inuit fisherman camping on the ice over a frozen fjord, talks through a two way radio with a dying astronaut who is stranded in space, 500 kilometers above Earth. Even though he doesn't speak English and she doesn't speak Greenlandic, they manage to have a conversation about dogs, babies, life and death. Written by Warner Bros.

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Short | Drama

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Rated PG for mild thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

Greenlandic | English

Release Date:

19 October 2013 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Aningaaq See more »

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1.85 : 1
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'Aningaaq' has screened at various festivals alongside Gravity (2013) and it'll be included among the bonus features when the film hits Blu-ray and DVD. See more »

Goofs

We should not be able to hear both sides of the conversation at the same time as the radio is simplex, ie when the mic is pushed, the other party should not be heard. An example is when Aningaaq is howling like the dogs, we should not be able to hear Astro Stone at the same time. See more »

Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. shield is black over a white background, as apposed to 'Gravity', which was the other way around. See more »

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Spun-off from Gravity (2013) See more »

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A nice little companion piece if you loved the film Gravity
14 December 2013 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

During the film Gravity, there is a scene where Sandra Bullock's character talks to someone via radio, but the two languages are different and no sense can be made although she does at least benefit from some type of human contact as she prepares to never have it again in what little remains of her short life. This short film shows us the other side of that conversation as we watch an Inuit fisherman with his dogs and his family. This film does have an emotional core but it is one that will work best if you think that Gravity is the most moving, beautiful human story you have ever heard; I don't think this (it is a great ride, not a great film) but many seem to be praising the film as if it were perfect on all fronts. That said, I do think Bullock did a very good job to make the most of her character and her feelings.

This short film will need you to be there in that moment again to really work, otherwise it is a very simple scene that we are dropped into and most of it is fed by the contrast with the space-side scene we have already been part of. It is well filmed and I liked how intensely white and empty the picture was – it is essentially the opposite of the empty blackness of space in the film and, although it really is only a visual thing, I liked that contrast a great deal. Otherwise I didn't get too much from the short film other than seeing what I had already seen from a difference angle. The performance from Ignatiussen is nicely human in terms of his character and his actions, and he does make the film better by his work. As a show piece for Jonás Cuarón maybe this will have some use – but I suspect his father will give him more of a benefit than this film will.

Well worth a look if you loved and were moved by Gravity – but without that feeling and that memory, there isn't too much here.


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