First screened in September 2018
Directors: Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja. Cast: Emelie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, Arvin Kananian, Anneli Martini, Jennie Silfverhjelm, Emma Broomé, Jamil Drissi, Leon Jiber, Peter Carlberg, Juan Rodríguez, David Nzinga, Dakota Trancher Williams, Elin Lilleman Eriksson, Agnes Lundgren, Alexi Carpentieri, Otis Castillo Ålhed, Dante Westergårdh. Screenplay: Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja (based on the epic poem by Harry Martinson). Twitter Capsule:
Creates a plausible world with evolving textures. Impressive spectacle and editing. New ways of evoking metaphysical dread.
Second Capsule:ANIARA's one of those less-buzzed festival titles that merit a wider platform and profile. Ambitious storytelling, specific but Big.
Engrossing blend of high-concept science-fiction with existential questions prompted by space travel. Culturally and generically unusual.