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UK Poster Unveiled For Swedish Sci-Fi Drama ANIARA

The acclaimed sci-fi drama is coming to UK cinemas in August.

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Inspired by a poem by Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson, writer/directors Hugo Lilja and Pella Kågerman's Aniara tells the story of a spaceship destined for Mars that is knocked permanently off course. Emelie Jonsson stars as a crew member in charge of a computer that allows the passengers to experience near-spiritual memories of Earth, the only thing holding them together.

Directors Kågerman and Lilja said, "We both felt the necessity to make this film. There’s a risk that Aniara might become our future and the questions the film deals with are extremely relevant today. We want the audience to reflect on the spacecraft they’re already onboard, called Earth and the extremely short period of time we have on it."

Aniara is in UK cinemas and VOD August 30th.

The official synopsis reads:

ANIARA 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.

Emelie Jonsson (The Unliving, Stormaktstiden) stars as ‘MR’ who runs a room where a sentient computer allows humans to experience near-spiritual memories of Earth. As the ship drifts further into the endless void and more passengers are in need of her services, pressure builds on MR as the only one who can keep the growing insanity and lethal depression at bay.