Climate change has left the Earth uninhabitable, and the last human survivors are on a three-week journey to a new life on Mars aboard the spaceship Aniara. It is fitted with the basic amenities of modern life – shopping centres, night clubs, swimming pools – and a unique feature known as the Mima, a machine whose sole purpose is to evoke the viewer’s pleasant memories of Earth, keeping them placated as they travel through the endless darkness of space. When an unexpected event threatens the security of their voyage, the passengers must learn to cope with the sudden uncertainty of their fate in this prescient Swedish sci-fi film.

With huge thanks to both our Gold Stars: IMDb, Earthsong, GWR and BFI Filmhub SW and to our Silver Stars: HSH Motor Group, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Bath BID, GoCompere, The Norie Trust, Solitude, FCB Studios, TSL Consulting and No15 Gt Pultney.

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Director
Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja

Cast
Emelie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, Arvin Kananian

Duration
106 min

Country
Sweden, Denmark

Release year
2019

Subtitles
Yes

Short film
Meteorlight, Jonny Eveson, UK, 10m