Sci-fi rarely makes it into the Oscar race, but there seems to be hum around Arrival. Directed Denis Villeneuve and stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Arrival will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2016 and released on November 11th.