When mysterious spaceships land in various locations around the world, the military hires an elite team consisting of linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) and Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to investigate.
As mankind is on the verge of a global war, Louise must learn the language of the aliens to allow communication, and the team must determine whether these alien crafts simply come in peace or are a threat to humanity.
Based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang called Story of Your Life.
Filmed in Montreal, Que.
SciFi/Fantasy Rated: PG 1 HR 55 MIN