In the eyes of Thomas Pesquet: a documentary from the French astronaut’s point of view -…

The documentary In the eyes of Thomas Pesquet and other space adventures is released this Wednesday, April 27. Embark on the ISS with the French astronaut.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?

Relive alongside Thomas Pesquet 6 months of mission in weightlessness at an altitude of 400 km. Embark with the French astronaut for this fabulous journey in the international space station through exceptional images that reveal the beauty and fragility of our planet Earth seen from space.

In addition to the film, 5 other short films on space are available:

Johnny Express by Woo Kyungmin
trip to the moon by Georges Méliès
The raspberry taste by David Noblet
Gagarin by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh
Sidereal by Carlos Segundo

The documentary In the eyes of Thomas Pesquet and other space adventures takes you on a great journey through space.

From animated film to black humor Johnny Expressworship trip to the moon of Georges Méliès Passing by Gagarin of Fanny Liatard and Jeremy Trouilhthe short film from which the homonymous feature film released last June is adapted, this program presents space from every angle.

Journey on board the ISS

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Lasting 25 minutes, the film by Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff and Jurgen Hansen allows us to live alongside Thomas Pésquet six months of mission in weightlessness at an altitude of 400 km. We follow his preparation at the NASA training center in Houston, his life on the ISS, his experiments in the spacecraft’s laboratory, and his extravehicular outings in the cosmic vacuum. The film is commented by Marion Cotillard.

A fabulous journey alongside the French astronaut which allows spectators to realize the beauty and fragility of the Earth, by changing perspective.

Ambassador of Unicef ​​for climate change and access to drinking water since 2016, the French astronaut took many photos of the Earth seen from space, during his two missions and became aware of the climate emergency.

Thimas Pesquet also explains that his mission made him want to protect the Earth even more: “When you are in space, you feel the world as a whole. We see how fragile it is, we see that the atmosphere is thin and that it contains all the life. Everything else is black. I already knew it but here I felt it.

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I unfortunately saw the traces of human activity which are sometimes harmful, pollution, deforestation. You can see it from the ISS. We see mouths of rivers that are very dirty, we see cuts in the Amazon, we see pieces that were green and gradually turn gray. We see the melting of the ice by comparing the photos of astronauts over several years…

For directors,We feel the beauty of the Earth with the landscapes that parade at 28,000 km / h under the station and at the same time the fragility because we see very clearly that it is protected only by a thin layer of atmosphere and that she floats in space like a bubble.

Moreover, the shot of Thomas playing with a water bubble precisely symbolizes this fragility, in this totally black environment, devoid of life (until proven otherwise) that is the cosmic void. It is really this feeling of preciousness, fragility, uniqueness of the planet that Thomas can feel in a physical way.”

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How was the film shot?

Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff and Jürgen Hansen explain their project: “When we learned that Thomas Pesquet was leaving for the International Space Station, we showed him Zero Gravitya documentary about German astronaut Alexander Gerst’s space mission.

After watching it, Thomas Pesquet wanted not only to accompany us in our approach, but also to get involved in the filming because he considers that communication and popularization are an integral part of his mission.. “

In addition to being an actor in the documentary, the French astronaut also had to film the scenes. To do so, the filmmakers had given him a “shooting list”. He had to try to shoot precise shots and had several types of cameras.

Surveillance cameras, mobile cameras in HD format and RED with large format sensors (6K) and a GoPro 4K specially prepared for the extravehicular activity which required special preparation to withstand extreme temperatures (from – 100 to + 150 degrees Celsius).

The directors specify (in the film’s press kit) that they have an incalculable number of hours of rushes. The editing of these 25 minutes therefore lasted seven months.

In the eyes of Thomas Pesquet and other space adventures is released in theaters this Wednesday, April 27.

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