Aelita: Queen of Mars

Features
Director: Yakov Protazanov 1924 111 Minutes All ages
Aelita: Queen of Mars Fri 11 Oct
06:30pm 120mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
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Aelita: Queen of Mars Sat 12 Oct
06:30pm 120mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
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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.

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Year:1924
Classification:All ages
Country:USA
Language:Silent with English intertitles
Director:Yakov Protazanov
Cast:Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky
Script:Aleksei Fajko, Fyodor Otsep (based on the novel by Alexei Tolstoy)
Program strand:Features
Rights:National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.