Sarah (Eva Green) is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her sevenyear-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling.
When Sarah is chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima’, it creates chaos in the motherdaughter relationship.