Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Rila Fukushima, Rinko Kikuchi, Takoyuki Yamada
Synopsis: In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists seed the planet with algae to absorb sun light and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches who in turn spread the algae as they feed. 500 years later, the first manned mission to Mars loses contact with Earth, and a second ship is sent to investigate
Why We Want to Watch It: Takashi Miike will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s festival so it’s only right that one of his films makes the bill. He’s reinvented pretty much every genre he’s attempted and the idea of a Miike science fiction film sounds incredible.