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13th Parish Festival
  • 21 May 8.30pm
104 mins
Jersey Arts Centre

Stéphane Lafleur / Canada / 2022 / 104 mins

Starring: Steve Laplante, Larissa Corriveau, Fabiola N. Aladin, Hamza Haq

The Viking Society is recruiting volunteers for the first crewed mission to Mars. The goal is to form a B-team that will mirror the mission here on Earth to find solutions to the interpersonal problems that the Mars-bound crew is experiencing. David is high-school gym teacher who seizes this opportunity to revive his dream of becoming an astronaut and making a difference. Viking balances deadpan humour with profound poignancy in its story about a longing for a sense of purpose. It’s that rare kind of science fiction where gadgets and fantasy are overshadowed by the mysteries of the human psyche.

Lafleur tries his hand at the unusual category of science-fiction comedy, pulling off an insightful, hilarious film that is part science spoof, part character study” – Far Out Magazine

Best French Language Film, Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival 2022

£6 (students and seniors)