Director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) co-wrote his "Gravity" film with his 34-year-old son Jonas, who directed a seven-minute short film, called "Aningaaq," that's meant to be a companion piece to "Gravity." We now have that short film and you can check it out below.
Near the end of "Gravity," Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) finally makes radio contact with Earth. Unfortunately, the people she reaches live in a small village. They don't speak English, but the sound of dogs barking and a child crying in the background make Stone momentarily feel better about her situation. "Aningaaq" shows us the village and gives us a look at the moment Stone communicates with its people.
The short film played at the Telluride Film Festival, and many thought that it would be a "Gravity" post-credits scene. Instead, "Aningaaq" was inexplicably shown in front some theatrical showings of "We're the Millers."
The only thing that ruins this film is Sandra Bullock's voice. Just like Gravity itself, I found that having such big stars as George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as the main characters never allowed me to be fully immersed in the otherwise totally believable film. That's why I prefer watching foreign films with actors you've never seen before, you can accept the reality straight away and you're not constantly thinking it's George Clooney in space...