Aelita: Queen of Mars
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Yakov Protazanov
- Cast: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky
- Website: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival
Marxist ideologies abound in this early Russian sci-fi. An engineer leaves Earth for Mars to escape petty political conflicts and to search for a beautiful woman named Aelita.
Minima combine orchestral and techno music to create audacious 21st-century scores for silent and avant-garde films. In this enchanting live musical event, they play a specially commissioned soundtrack to 1924 silent classic Aelita: Queen of Mars. Made in the early years of the Soviet Union, this film is part political melodrama, part space romp. The crystalline Martian film sets are timeless and influenced future science fiction films such as Metropolis and the Flash Gordon series. Part of the Glasgow Music & Film Festival
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