Though a genre so often associated with big-budget Hollywood productions, it’s always refreshing to see resourceful filmmakers around the world try their hand at science-fiction. Which leads us to Swedish feature Aniara, based on a famous poem, and turned into a compelling and creative piece of modern filmmaking. To mark the release – out this weekend on August 30th – we had the pleasure of meeting the minds behind the project, in directing duo Hugo Lilja and Pella Kagerman, while we also sat down with one of the leading stars, actor Arvin Kananian.

Watch both, full interviews below:


When a spacecraft carrying settlers to Mars strays off course, the consumption-obsessed passengers are prompted to consider their place in the universe.

Aniara is released in cinemas on August 30th