Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Another great one from Denis Villeneuve, who also made Enemy and Prisoners, all worth watching.
Arrival is another one that takes sci-fi elements and uses them to tell a human story, rather than making the other-worldly elements the key focus. The opening sequence is heart-breaking, and it’s only enhanced as you begin to understand the full context of it. There was one element changed from the original story on which the film was based (‘The Story of Your Life‘) that I think they should have left, but it raises so many interesting questions beyond the conceptual setting.