Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and adapted by Eric Heisserer from the 1998 short story and novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.
Arrival had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2016, and was released in the United States and Canada on November 11, 2016, in IMAX by Paramount Pictures. The film has grossed more than $194 million worldwide and the storyline, atmosphere, and Adams’s performance were all praised. The American Film Institute selected it as one of its ten Movies of the Year, and it has been nominated for numerous awards, among them eight Oscar nominations for the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress for Adams and Best Original Score.