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- 106 min.
- Hugo Lilja, Pella Kagerman
- Drama, Sci-Fi
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- 9.2% (1:11)
Siskoid2018 was the year both High Life and Aniara got list in space and made us have existential thoughts. The latter was based on a long-form Swedish poem that looks quite intriguing, Aniara the name of a space craft halfway between luxury liner and shopping mall, on its way to Mars with colonists. Except it is knocked off-course with no way to turn around. What becomes of this population (that of a small city) over the years? Mostly interested in the short-term, the film's bleakness is tempered by our POV character, "MR", whose lack of attachments with the outside world means she can take this as a great adventure. But not everyone thinks the same. Less about some overarching metaphor than actual speculative fiction showing how society would evolve faced with the trip's pointlessness (and maybe that's the metaphor, as our own Spaceship Earth just goes 'round and 'round, so the search for meaning is the same), Ariana comes off as episodic at times, and too "big picture" for its own good, but fans of harder SF will enjoy seeing such a vision put on screen with relatively little means. 3 years 4 months ago
Saw with Lidingö Film Studio in March 2020. Better than I expected. No one I know had seen it by then. The director and main character MR were there and introduced.
Damn interesting idea. Huge spaceship speeds through an enormous universe at 64 km / sec ... About 15 years ago I read the classic book by Nobel laureate Harry Martinsson, on which the film is based. It is sometimes called a space epic, but a more correct name is space lyric because it is written in verse and not prose. The book is exciting, as is the movie. It is interesting that this is the first time it has been filmed, previously it has only been made famous as opera. The production took 6 weeks and I am impressed by both the pressed schedule and the CGI. It's good with mostly unknown actors except for Jennie Silfverhjelm. The feeling I get is not claustrophobic, but rather a great thinker about how exposed you are in space if something goes wrong and resources soon end - psychology with a big p. And... will they ever reach their destination? Where?
He who in the subtitles is mentioned as "The Crying Man / Den gråtande mannen" is my former colleague at TaxiKurir, Rabie Jirjis - he has thus, as an uneducated actor, come further in his film career than me! Hrmpf! ;P 3 years 2 months ago
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