Aelita: Silent Movie (1921) with med live music

September 15th


Aelita is the first soviet science fiction film, mixing soap opera, political drama, romantic comedy and sci fi. 

The young man, Los travel to Mars in a rocket ship, where he leads an 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. 

The film is an impressive and early vision of a future society and life on other planets. It is accompanied by Cinemateket's own silent movie pianist Håvard Gressun Antonsen.