The group watched the film ‘The Astronaut’ which has featured in the Into Film ‘Film of the Month’ competition.
WHAT DID YOU LIKE?
Liked the detail … the main character playing, making the spacecraft, leaving the house and walking the streets etc
HOW WAS THE CHARACTER FEELING?
Unsafe, scared … as if the bad stuff in the house had been happening for a while. We could tell by the character's reactions that this wasn't the first time he had heard arguing or similar.
WHAT DID HE DO?
He ‘Escaped’ to the city at night, but this also was not a safe place either. The character was using escapism, but feels really bad when it doesn’t work.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE END?
The character finds someone in the same boat/spaceship who understands him.
WHAT MADE THE FILM WORK FOR YOU?
Use of music/sound effects. We also noted that there was very little dialogue in the film and the audience understood the story using other mediums [visual, music and sound effects]