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Aloft (2014)

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A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.

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Claudia Llosa

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Claudia Llosa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jennifer Connelly ... Nana Kunning
Cillian Murphy ... Ivan
Mélanie Laurent ... Jannia Ressmore
William Shimell ... Newman
Peter McRobbie ... Ike
Andy Murray ... Lance
Ian Tracey ... Hans
Oona Chaplin ... Alice
Winta McGrath ... Gully
Zen McGrath ... Young Ivan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judy Cook ... Airplane Receptionist
Nancy Drake Nancy Drake ... Old Woman
Allan Wallace Dunkeld Allan Wallace Dunkeld ... Boy at Hotel
Cam Gates Cam Gates ... Volunteer
Erika Marxx Erika Marxx ... Woman 3
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Storyline

As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own as a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths. Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | Canada | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Cry/Fly See more »

Filming Locations:

Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,012, 17 July 2015

Gross USA:

$52,961
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Temperatures dropped as low as minus 30 during the winter shoot in Canada. See more »

Quotes

Young Ivan: [shouting] So what? He was just going to die anyway!
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Brooding attempting enigmatic
18 October 2018 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

"Aloft" is a film that never takes flight. Its ethereal meditation and ponderous tone is at the expense of character development. The result is a long-winded, inaccessible drama lacking impetus. It's difficult for the viewer to make an emotional connection with any of the people with a plot that catches up later in the film.


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