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by Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja


Aniara is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth's population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as Aniara leaves the ruined Earth, she collides with an asteroid and is knocked off her course. Aniara's passengers slowly realize that they'll never be able to return; they will continue onwards through an empty and cold universe forever. The Swedish Nobel prize winner Harry Martinsson wrote Aniara in 1956. The novel has been translated into a number of different languages, including danish, finnish, english, russian, czech, arabic, japanese and most recently chinese. It has been staged as opera and several theatrical productions, but has never before been filmed. In Aniara's inexorable journey towards destruction there is a warning that cannot be emphasized enough. There's only one Earth. We have only one life. So, we have to take responsibility for our actions and constantly guard our environment and our humanity. If we don't, Earth will soon be a paradise lost. 

original title: ANIARA
country: Sweden
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja
film run: 106'
screenplay: Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja
cast: Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian, Bianca Cruzeiro, Annelie Martini, Jennie Silfverhjelm, Peter Carlberg, Emma Broomé
cinematography by: Sophie Winqvist
film editing: Pella Kågerman, Björn Kessler, Michal Leszczylowski
art director: Linnéa Petterson, Maja-Stina Åsberg
costumes designer: Ellen Utterström
music: Alexander Berg
producer: Annika Rogell, Markus Waltå
executive producer: Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, Nina Bisgaard, Eddy Moretti, Danny Gabai, Natalie Farrey, Vincent Landay, Glenn Lund
production: Meta Film Stockholm AB