TV anchormen on every channel pour out the news that 12 unidentified flying saucers have landed throughout the world, in places as far afield as Russia, Venezuela and Montana. Linguistics professor Dr. Louise Banks, and theoretical physicist, Ian Donnelly are recruited by the U.S. military to find out what the aliens want, decipher their language through translation and ask them what their goals are.
As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
Dir: Denis Villeneuve, 2016, USA, 1h 56min. PG-13
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker