|Directed by||:||James Gray||Produced by||:||Brad Pitt||Based on||:||Adapted From Anything? Ad Astra is a wholly original work from screenwriters Gray and Ethan Gross||Starring||:||Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Anne McDaniels, John Ortiz, Loren Dean, Kimberly Elise, Greg Bryk, Halszka Kuza||Production company||:||New Regency Pictures, Bona Film Group, Keep Your Head||Country||:||United States|
Ad Astra is a 2019 New Regency Pictures ‘Ad Astra’, the new wonder of James Gray, could very well be the most intimate space odyssey in film history. His adventurous spirit and philosophical ambition seem to have no limit: in that sense, he is a worthy continuator of ‘Z. The lost City'. However, it is difficult to imagine a work of space science fiction sculpted on a more human scale. Adopting the perspective of its protagonist with that creative rigor that characterizes the great masters, 'Ad Astra' immerses us in the tortured imaginary and privileged vision of Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), an astronaut who must leave for outer space in search of a father (Tommy Lee Jones) who has been lost in space for three decades searching for extraterrestrial life in the confines of the galaxy. But the absence of the father is only one of the afflictions that have turned Roy into a soul in sorrow. His problems in communicating with others extend to any sphere that transcends the limits of his unbridled sense of professional duty, a value instilled precisely by the father. Thus, in this state of deep alienation, of chronic loneliness, Roy ventures beyond the limits of human civilization, not forgetting that, when we talk about space science fiction, the last frontier is always the identity itself, the idea of the self at its best.