Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy
First Man is the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost-on Armstrong and on the nation-of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
“It is immersive, engaging and dizzying filmmaking.” – Barry Hertz, THE GLOBE AND MAIL (TORONTO)
“A giant leap even for the youngest-ever Best Director victor, Damien Chazelle’s technically astonishing First Man is a poetic non-blockbuster of claustrophobic intimacy.” – Tomris Laffly, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
“Steering an astonishingly accomplished path between the small steps and the giant leaps of the Apollo 11 mission, reigning Best Director Damien Chazelle opens the 75th Venice Film Festival with First Man, an immersive, immaculately crafted, often spectacular and satisfyingly old-fashioned epic that may well become the definitive moon-landing movie.” – Jessica Kiang, THE PLAYLIST