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116 min.
United States United States
Eric Heisserer (Tale: Ted Chiang)
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Bradford Young
Lava Bear Films, 21 Laps Entertainment, Filmnation Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Xenolinguistics. Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Sci-Fi. Drama | Aliens. Army
Synopsis / Plot
When alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist (Amy Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit... The Story of Your Life, an adaptation of a short story by Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang.
2016: Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing. 8 Nom., incl. for Best Motion Picture
2016: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actress-Drama (Adams) & Score
2016: BAFTA Awards: Best Sound. 9 Nominations, incl. for Best Film
2016: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection
2016: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Ten Films, Best Actress (Adams)
2016: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Best 2016 Films
2016: Critics Choice Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay & Sci-Fi Movie. 10 Nom.
2016: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2016: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2016: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
2016: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Amy Adams)
2016: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Actress (Adams)
2016: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Best Adap. Screenplay & Editing (ex-aequo). 8 Nom.
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