Aelita: Queen of MarsFeatures
One of the earliest full-length films about space travel, presented with new live score by beatboxer Tom Thum.
Aelita: Queen of Mars envisions life on Mars through elaborate Soviet-era set design and bold futurist costumes that inspired the likes of Mike Hodges’s Flash Gordon 1980 and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis 1927. This incredible silent film centres on a distinctly human drama of power and revolt while boasting a galactic romance and a funky sci-fi vision of the future.
|Language:||Silent with English intertitles|
|Cast:||Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky|
|Script:||Aleksei Fajko, Fyodor Otsep (based on the novel by Alexei Tolstoy)|
|Rights:||National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.|