Part of SFFILM Festival
In this vivid science-fiction drama, a Mars-bound spacecraft is rendered unable to steer after colliding with space debris. Knowing that they have been set adrift for the rest of their lives, the passengers and crew must contend with dangerous group dynamics, relationships formed and sundered, and the power struggles between contentious newly formed cult religions. Stylish and sexy, the film is adapted from the acclaimed epic-length poem by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson.
“The story itself is filled with surprises, and the themes of relying on consumerism and escapism to distract ourselves from the meaninglessness of existence make Aniara an ambitiously entertaining…sci-fi drama.” — Rafael Motamayor, Birth. Movies. Death.
Pella Kågerman previously made a number of short films, including The Swedish Supporter (2011), which she co-directed with Hugo Lilja. Aniara is her first feature.
Hugo Lilja makes his feature directing debut with Aniara. He previously directed short films, including The Swedish Supporter (2011), which he co-directed with Pella Kågerman, and The Unliving (2010), winner of the Best European Short Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Director Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja
Producer Annika Rogell, Markus Waltå
Writer Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja
Editor Björn Kessler, Pella Kågerman, Michal Leszczylowski
Cinematographer Sophie Winqvist Loggins
Music Alexander Berg
Cast Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian, Bianca Cruzeiro