Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite unit of investigators when large spaceships touch down in 12 positions around the world. As nations lurch on the brink of global war, Banks and her team must race against time to find a way to connect with the extra-terrestrial visitors. Hoping to solve the mystery, she takes a gamble that could jeopardise her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker star in this sci-fi drama directed by Denis Villeneuve. After a peculiar alien spacecraft settles on Earth, American linguistics professor Dr Louise Banks finds herself working with the army to decipher the aliens' communications. Under the authority of Colonel Weber, Louise and military scientist Ian Donnelly try to understand more about the aliens' language so they can converse with them and learn why they have come to Earth, before someone else across the world chooses to attack first. But with the CIA and global leaders monitoring their interactions, will they be able to make their discovery without any unwanted intervention? The film was nominated for nine BAFTAs, including Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Leading Actress, two Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama and Best Original Score - Motion Picture, and eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.