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21 November 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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If you've seen Gravity - and judging by its monster box office, you have, twice - cast your mind back to the moment Sandra Bullock's astronaut Ryan Stone gets on the comms in the Russian space station and, Major Tom-style, has a fleeting interaction with a disembodied voice on Earth. Well, in a lovely moment of loose-end-tying, the movie's screenwriter, Jonás Cuarón, has made a short film showing what happened at the end of that line.

The seven-minute short film, entitled Aningaaq, was originally intended as a Blu-ray extra but has now debuted over at The Hollywood Reporter. It shows an Inuit, played by Greenlander Orto Ignatiussen, providing Stone's garbled lifeline, and offers a starkly beautiful counterpoint to the expanseless reaches of space.


"It's this moment where the audience and the character get this hope that [Stone] is finally going to be OK," Jonás Cuarón told The Hollywood Reporter. "Then you realise that everything gets lost in translation."

Shot for $100,000 - just enough to get the ten-strong guerilla crew out to Greenland to get it in the can - Aningaaq will be submitted into the Best Live Action Short category at the Oscars. Don't bet against a unique one-two for the pair of films.

For more on Gravity, head over to Empire's interviews with Bullock, director Alfonso Cuarón and producer David Heyman.


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