Aelita Queen of Mars is Sovjet’s first Sci-Fi Movie made in 1924 by director Yakov Protazanov. It describes a journey to Mars by engeneer Loss where he leads a popular uprising against the ruling group of Elders, with the support of Queen Aelita who has fallen in love with him after watching him through a telescope
For over a year now we have been working on a new music score together with dear colleague and sound designer Salvador Breed. We became fascinated with the story, its design the connection with themes as freedom, oppression and revolt, that are stil actual in the world of nowadays
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
We are very happy to present the result on the premiére at Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam on Sunday October 17th at 16:00.