Out this Week: Another Earth
Release date: 9 December 2011
Running time: 92 mins
Starring: Brit Marling, William Mapother
Bright young scientist Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) has a glittering future as an astrophysicist ahead of her but while driving one evening, she's distracted by a giant, mysterious planet that has just appeared in the sky.
This causes a tragic accident, killing most of a family and leaving the father in a coma. While she's in jail, it is discovered that the planet is a perfect duplicate of the earth. On her release, guilt-stricken Rhoda tracks down her victim, who turns out to be a composer named John Burroughs (William Mapother) - and befriends him without revealing their connection.
But 'Earth 2' holds out the astonishing possibility of another world where the mistakes we make in this one don't happen. An unexpected hit and award-winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, 'Another Earth' is science fiction at its most intriguing and thought-provoking.
You should see it because: It adds a brilliant 'what if?' concept to a deeply moving human drama.
See it if you liked: The Tree Of Life (2011), Melancholia (2011), Perfect Sense (2011)