is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting
Earth’s fleeing population to their new home-planet Mars. But
just as the ship leaves the destroyed Earth, she collides with
space junk and is thrown off her course. The passengers slowly
realize that they’ll never be able to return. The protagonist,
MR, runs a room where a sentient computer allows humans to experience
near-spiritual memories of the Earth. As the ship drifts further
into the endless void more and more passengers are in need of
MRs services. Pressure builds on MR as she is the only one who
can keep the growing insanity and lethal depression at bay.
In Aniara’s inexorable journey towards destruction there is
a warning that cannot be emphasized enough. There’s only one
Earth. It’s time to take responsibility for our actions.
Written & Directed by: Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja Starring: Emelie Jonsson (Gentlemen & Gangsters,
Gentlemen), Bianca Cruzeiro (The 100 Year-Old Man Who
Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) and Arvin Kananian
(Maste gitt, Gasmamman).