Aniara

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    Aniara

    Directed by

    Sweden

    2018

    106 min

    • Swedish

    Drama

    A ship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe, in Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja’s eerie and caustic sci-fi adaptation of a work by Swedish Nobel Prize–winning writer Harry Martinson.

    Awards

    • Best Actress (Emelie Jonsson), Young Jury Award Special Mention, Press Award Special Mention, Cineuropa Award - Les Arcs EFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Emelie Jonsson
    Arvin Kananian
    Bianca Cruzeiro
    Anneli Martini
    Jennie Silfverhjelm
    Peter Carlberg
    Emma Broomé
    Screenplay
    Pella Kågerman
    Hugo Lilja
    Cinematography
    Sophie Winqvist Loggins
    Editing
    Pella Kågerman
    Björn Kessler
    Michal Leszczylowski
    Sales
    FILM CONSTELLATION
    Production
    META FILM STOCKHOLM AB

    Press

    Teetering between a dry satire on our modern lifestyle and a terrifying horror with vivid sci-fi elements, ANIARA successfully manages to shift between different subjects and stimulate viewers’ awareness and curiosity.

    Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

    The handsomely crafted film has a degree of spectacle, with good CGI work in external views of the vessel and its deep space surroundings.

    Dennis Harvey, Variety

    Hugo Lilja

    Hugo Lilja

    Sweden

    Hugo comes from Umeå, a small town in the north of Sweden. The long dark Swedish winters have made a strong impression on his story telling. He is now studying film directing at the University of College of Film in Stockholm. Hugo started off exclusively making fantasy and science fiction films but has now widened his filmmaking to include stories about relationships, identity, power and oppression. He would like to unite Kaurismäki and HP Lovecraft and also bring together Cassavetes with Peter Jackson.

    Pella Kågerman

    Pella Kågerman

    Sweden

    Pella Kågerman is a Swedish writer, director, and artist. She has directed the short films THE SWEDISH SUPPORTER (11), co-directed with Hugo Lilja), STORMAKSTIDEN (14), and THE SWEDISH EMPIRE (14). ANIARA (18) is her first feature.