Awards Daily is proud to present a clip from Brazil’s Oscar International Feature submission Mars One. Scheduled for release by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY releasing in select theaters and on Netflix today, January 5, writer/director Gabriel Martins’ Mars One introduces the Martins family, optimistic dreamers who are quietly leading their lives in the margins of a major Brazilian city following the disappointing inauguration of a far-right extremist president. A lower-middle-class Black family, they feel the strain of their new reality as the political dust settles. Tércia, the mother, reinterprets her world after an unexpected encounter leaves her wondering if she’s cursed. Her husband, Wellington, puts all of his hopes into the soccer career of their son, Deivinho, who reluctantly follows his father’s ambitions despite secretly aspiring to study astrophysics and colonize Mars. Meanwhile, their older daughter, Eunice, falls in love with a free-spirited young woman and ponders whether it’s time to leave home.
In addition to debuting at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, MARS ONE was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding International Narrative Feature at Outfest Los Angeles, the Jury Award for Best Feature Narrative at BlackStar Film Festival and was an official selection at New York’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, NewFest.
Mars One is now screening in select theaters nationwide and is available to stream on Netflix.