Wake Up On Mars 2020 Ages 12+

10.45AM Thu 8 Oct 2020 (1hr 14mins)
GOMA | Cinema A, Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

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

CREDITS

74 MINUTES, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, ALBANIAN AND SWEDISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: DEA GJINOVCI / SCRIPT: DEA GJINOVCI, LUCAS MINISINI / CAST: FURKAN DEMIRI, DJENETA DEMIRI, IBADETA DEMIRI / RIGHTS: CAT&DOCS