Screening of „Aniara” directed by Pell Kågerman and Hugo Lilja as part of the New Cinematic Movies series at the Octopus Film Festival 2019.
The movie Pelli Kagerman and Hugo Lilja is one of the most interesting titles of this genre that could be watched last year. Based on the poem of the Nobel laureate, Harry Matinson, the director’s duet tells the story of the crew of one of the ships that leave the devastated Earth and fly towards Mars. After an unexpected collision the ship shifts off course, and passengers realize that they may never reach the destination again. In Ania is not about effects and cosmic skirmishes, but about a philosophical reflection on human nature and the consequences of its actions. This is a gloomy, science-fiction-biting under-skin, which uses a species of staff to highlight the weakest sides of humanity.