Arrow Films is proud to celebrate the UK Premiere of the critically acclaimed Swedish Sci-fi film ANIARA at Edinburgh International Film Festival on 20th June with it being released from 30th August in UK cinemas and on digital platforms including iTunes, Sky Store and Amazon.
Based on a concept by Nobel prize-winner Harry Martinson, 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.
The Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson wrote ANIARA as a poem in 1956 affected by the Cold War and the test detonations of the Hydrogen Bomb. Translated into different languages and developed into opera and stage productions, this is the first film adaptation.
Described as visionary, visually stunning and thought provoking, ANIARA is written and directed by Pella Kågerman (The Swedish Supporter, Stormakstiden) and Hugo Lilja (The Unliving, The Swedish Supporter), produced by award winning Annika Rogell (The Black Power Mixtape, Concerning Violence, My Skinny Sister) and Executive Produced by Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Antichrist, Melancholia, The Wife). It stars Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian, Bianca Cruzeiro, Anneli Martini, Jennie Silfverhjelm, Peter Carlberg and Emma Broomé.