Aelita Queen of Mars

In October 2021 we are presenting a new version of one of Sovjet first Sci-Fi Movies:  Aelita Queen of Mars, by director Yakov Protazanov (1924).

Together with dear colleague and sound designer Salvador Breed we have been working in current lockdowns to compose a fresh score for this unique movie and I can’t wait to share the result.

THE 1924 FILM ‘AELITA’ FUNDAMENTALLY SHAPED THE GENRE OF SCI-FI MOVIES
While humankind’s great and ancient myths and legends still tell of how we are tied to Fate and of a past world of gods and spirits, tech­nology and outer space take their place in more recent fantastic liter­a­ture, namely sci-fi. One could be forgiven thinking that where we once invented the gods, so that they could create and subju­gate us, now we ourselves have created tech­nology, so that it can equally delight and frighten us .’ Shirn Mag– read more

First performance: October 17th 2021 16:00  in Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam