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THE LONGEST GOODBYE

Ido Mizrahy
IL CA 2023    87'
⚬ Science & Technology ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

In the next decade, NASA will send astronauts to Mars for the first time. Separated from Earth, and unable to communicate with ground in real time throughout the three-year journey, crew members will experience extreme isolation that could gravely affect their mental state and the mission. THE LONGEST GOODBYE follows a savvy NASA psychologist tasked with protecting these daring explorers, who are torn between their dream to reach new frontiers and their need to stay connected to home. This conflict, we soon realize, transcends space travel: how do we balance our drive for progress with the deep connection to our roots and each other. 

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"fascinating, engrossing" - The Playlist

"a wide-ranging introduction to the kind of challenge that we’re not often considering when pondering the next giant leaps for mankind" - Salt Lake City Weekly

"absorbing doc" - The Hollywood Reporter

Credits

Director

Ido Mizrahy

Producer

Nir Sa’ar

Co-Producers

Paul Cadieux, Marina Serrao

Executive Producer

Valda Witt

Production Company

Restless Pictures

Co-Production Company

Megafun

Cinematography

Boaz Freund

Writers

Ido Mizrahy, Nir Sa‘ar

Editor 

Anouk Deschenes

Music

Ramachandra Borcar

Sound

Martin Pinsonnault

"Fascinating, engrossing" - The Playlist

 

"a wide-ranging introduction to the kind of challenge that we’re not often considering when pondering the next giant leaps for mankind" - Salt Lake City Weekly

 

"turns an impressively restrained and detailed lens on all the work that’s being done to provide more than just support to astronauts on a mission to Mars" - Slant Magazine

 

"We rarely get such a sense of the emotional toll of such an experience" - Roger Ebert

 

"Absorbing doc" - The Hollywood Reporter

 

"an illuminating documentary that challenges pop culture’s vision of space travel. The film is a testament to NASA’s technical ingenuity and a sobering reminder of the actual cost of humanity’s voyage beyond the heavens" - That Shelf

 

Festivals

Sundance 2023

 

Film Details

Runtime 87'
Production Countries Israel, Canada

Biography

Ido Mizrahy’s narrative and documentary films premiered at SXSW, Tribeca, and ND/NF, among many other festivals, and went on to win a number of awards. His films have been distributed by AMC, Sundance, Netflix, Amazon, and MTV. Mizrahy is currently co-directing a fictional virtual reality experience that’s equal parts family-drama and space-thriller.

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