Aelita (DVD-NTSC)
The largest-scale and biggest-budget production of the 1920s.“The cold infernality of Yuliya Solntseva and the bodily drive of Nikolai Batalov in the most original screen version of Alexei Tolstoy’s immortal book. One of the best fantasy films of all times…” (Cannes IFF, 2000)Exhausted by the post-revolutionary life, engineer Los builds a spaceship to travel to Mars. A tragic accident forces him to urgently make use of his invention. On Mars he falls in love with Queen Aelita, while the Red Army man who came with him raises a proletarian uprising. The revolution destroys the Martian civilization…The first film made by the outstanding Russian film director Yakov Protazanov after his return from emigration. The first film roles of Yuliya Solntseva (“The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom”), Nikolai Batalov (“Mother”) and Igor Ilyinsky (“Carnival Night”).New musical arrangement using works by A. Skryabin, I. Stravinsky, A. Glazunov.ONLY RUSSIAN COVERS

Special features: INTERVIEW WITH FILM SCHOLAR P. SHEPOTINNIK; FILMOGRAPHIES; PHOTO ALBUM “AELITA”: IDEA AND REALIZATION” (COSTUME SKETCHES BY A. EXTER); COMING SOON ON DVD

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