A three-week voyage from Earth to Mars aboard a state of the art, luxury space transport vessel becomes an exercise in existential terror when something knocks the ship off course in Aniara. Without the ability to steer, the crew and its hundreds of passengers face a truly horrifying possibility: Remaining adrift in space forever.
A descent into mayhem follows.
The high-concept thriller out of Sweden is helmed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja; it premiered to a tremendous response at TIFF in 2018 and will be arriving in limited theaters and VOD platforms beginning May 17th via Magnolia Pictures. Give the trailer a spin at the top of the article; you can peep the film’s mind-bending poster and synopsis below.
A spaceship carrying settlers to a new home in Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable, only to be knocked off course.
Aniara stars Emelie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, and Arvin Kananian.