Germany, Italy2022fiction15'International Short Competition
Mångata is a reflection of the Moon’s light on a water surface which indicates the way to the Moon. This light also helps to rescue little Alya. She is the only one saved from a refugee boat that sunk in the Mediterranean. Many years later, as an astronaut on a pioneering mission, she will need this light again. Maja Costa takes the refugee subject, usually shown as a drama or bitter tragedy, into new territories. Under the attractive guise of science fiction she may concentrate not on what is going on nowadays but look into the future with hope and optimism challenging prejudice and stereotypes.
- directed by
- Q&A guestMaja Costa
Maja Costa is a multilingual screenwriter/director. After studying Cello and getting an MA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies/Egyptology, she studied Screenwriting at the DFFB in Berlin and attended the international showrunner incubator Serial Eyes as a scholarship holder from SKY Italia. She is currently developing original series for different production companies and broadcasters and co-adapting the novel “E.E.” by Nobel Prize laureate Olga Tokarczuk into a feature-length film.
- Carola Rodríguez Sanchez
- Maja Costa
- animated by
- Ana Fernandes, Joana Vieira da Costa
- Stefany Fruzzetti, Ayo Aloba, Afnan Ehoran
- Renato & Ronaldo Gama
- Barbara Toennieshen
- Antonio Padovani (Latteplus Berlin Film Production)