2019 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival – Aniara Movie Review

Earth has become an uninhabitable brown ball and Mars has been colonised. On a routine commuter flight to Mars, the posh transport ship Aniara has been struck by space debris and becomes partially disabled. It is now drifting directionless in deep space.

Trapped on a ship hurtling through the cosmos with no immediate destination, the society on board breaks down. There are suicides, anarchy, incarcerations and the formation of cults. The banner of civility is ripped off and the veneer of society is gone.



This cautionary tale is based on the poem Aniara by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson. It paints a harsh picture on a future where the corporation that runs the space craft now runs the society and their totalitarian rule is disintegrating. It’s a fascinating take on the war between technology and human nature.
Rob Hudson
Aniara screenings in Brisbane:

Saturday 20, July 8:50 PM
Wednesday 24, July 8:30 PM
Sunday 28, July 5:45 PM
Monday 5, August 8:45 PM

Friday 26, July 6:10 PM
Tuesday 30, July 6:10 PM
Wednesday 31, July 8:30 PM
Saturday 3, August 6:30 PM

The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival presented by Palace offers a strong and diverse selection of films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. The programme of 21 films will screen in cinemas nationally from 9 July. Go North!

Click here more information about the program, or head to the official website for more information and to book your tickets!