WAKE UP ON MARSRelease
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.
|Country:||France and Switzerland|
|Language:||Albanian and Swedish, with English subtitles|
|Producer:||Sophie Faudel, Dea Gjinovci, Britta Rindelaub, Jasmin Basic|
|Cast:||Furkan Demiri, Djeneta Demiri, Ibadeta Demiri|
|Script:||Dea Gjinovci, Lucas Minisini|