Arrival is a 2016 film directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Adams portrays Dr. Louise Banks, a linguistics expert tasked with interpreting the strange language of aliens who have arrived on Earth without warning. These aliens do not mean any harm, which makes them all the more confusing to authorities. Their means of communicating, like everything else about their existence, don’t follow the rules humans have becomes accustomed to on Earth.
The film won an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, but the cinematography is enthralling as well. Here are fifteen captivating stills from Arrival.