Sweden, 2018, 106’
by Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja
ANTEPRIMA ITALIANA / ITALIAN PREMIERE
ASTEROIDE + MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT COMPETITION
Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja – Fotografia/Cinematography Sophie Winqvist Loggins – Montaggio/Editing Pella Kågerman, Björn Kessler, Michal Leszczylowski – Suono/Sound Calle Wachtmeister – Musica/Music Alexander Berg – Interpreti/Cast Emelie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, Arvin Kananian, Anneli Martini – Produttore/Producer Annika Rogell – Produzione/Production Meta Film Stockholm – Distribuzione internazionale/International Distribution Film Constellation
Based on a prescient epic poem by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson. Aniara is one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth’s population to their new home planet Mars. It is designed to meet the needs of a species that has just consumed its birthplace: it is a giant shopping mall. But just as Aniara leaves the ruined Earth, she collides with space junk and is knocked off her course. Aniara’s passengers slowly realise that they’ll never be able to return, that they will continue onwards through an empty and cold universe forever.