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Aniara

Aniara

18+ Restricted New Exclusive
1h46m Sweden/Denmark 2018

Synopsis

The end of the earth has come. A shuttle ascends to Aniara, packed with survivors. In three weeks, Aniara will bring them to Mars, the new Promised Land. Aside from a mall, restaurants, and a pool, it contains Mima: an AI that transforms negative thoughts of the travelers into peaceful memories of Planet Earth. First royally ignored, it quickly becomes a popular attraction when Aniara has to deviate from its course and loses its fuel tank. An endless hovering through space begins… MR, the redheaded and cheerful woman who takes care of the AI, warns the captain that it can't continue because of an overflow of negative energy but he haughtily ignores her. Thus, the "opium for the people" comes to an end and the voyagers have to find other ways to overcome their existential dread…

Finding inspiration in the Swedish Nobel Prize-winner Harry Martinson's epic poem of the same name, Pella Kagerman and Hugo Ilja bring a somber and apocalyptic portrait of an erring space shuttle.

"Aniara is a bold and beautiful film, that is sweeping in both its scope and thematic complexity."-Dylan Walker, Film Inquiry

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Country: SwedenDenmark
Awards: Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival 2019, Les Arcs European Film Festival 2018 - Best Actress Cineuropa Award Press Prize - Special Mention Young Jury Prize - Special Mention, Uruguay International Film Festival 2019 - Best Director - International Competition, European Film Awards 2019 - European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI Nomination

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