WAKE UP ON MARS

Release
Director: Dea Gjinovci 2020 74 Minutes Ages 12+
WAKE UP ON MARS Sat 03 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 74mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
WAKE UP ON MARS Mon 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:30pm 74mins New Farm Six Cinemas
WAKE UP ON MARS Thu 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:45am 74mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

In this fantastical documentary, the ten-year-old brother of two Kosovan refugees diagnosed with coma-like ‘resignation syndrome’ embarks on a magical escape mission to Mars.

Dea Gjinovci’s documentary debut takes a unique approach to exploring the relentless uncertainty faced by a family of Kosovan refugees awaiting asylum in Sweden. Laced with elements of magical realism, the film blurs the boundaries between science and fiction; both the resignation syndrome and the voyage to Mars become symbolic representations of the family’s desire to escape.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 12+
Country:France and Switzerland
Language:Albanian and Swedish, with English subtitles
Director:Dea Gjinovci
Producer:Sophie Faudel, Dea Gjinovci, Britta Rindelaub, Jasmin Basic
Cast:Furkan Demiri, Djeneta Demiri, Ibadeta Demiri
Script:Dea Gjinovci, Lucas Minisini
Program strand:Release
Rights:CAT&Docs