Written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Running time: 84 minutes
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BASIC STORY MAP
PROTAGONIST: Dr. Ryan Stone, medical engineer on her first space mission
CHARACTERIZATION|MAIN MISBEHAVIOR: Highly skilled scientist | Consumed by despair
EXTERNAL GOAL: To return to Earth
INTERNAL GOAL: To believe in herself
MAIN DRAMATIC CONFLICT: Space
THEMES: Resilience | Rebirth
CENTRAL DRAMATIC QUESTION: Will Ryan return to Earth?
ENDING: Ryan uses the Chinese Space Station’s escape pod and returns to Earth.
ARC: Ryan goes from being consumed by despair to a woman who fights for her life.