Wake Up On Mars 2020 Ages 12+
10.45AM Thu 8 Oct 2020 (1hr 14mins)
GOMA | Cinema A, Cinema B | Ticketed
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.
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