SOVIET SPACE film season celebrates 60 years since the first ever human space flight
The world’s first streaming service for cinema from Russia, Klassiki, will mark the 60th anniversary of ????????Yuri Gagarin’s space flight on 12 April 1961 with a special weekend of films all available online.
From Friday 9 – Monday 13 April a selection of films (with ???????? subtitles) inspired by the Soviet Union’s contribution to space exploration will be available for UK audiences.
The SOVIET SPACE season offers a unique perspective on Russia’s ambitious space programme of the 20th century and straddles Cosmonautics Day – a day when we remember not only Gagarin, but also the achievements of Soviet and Russian space programme.
The star of the line-up is Nika-award winning 'Paper Soldier' (by Aleksei German Jr). In 1961, Kazakhstan, a Soviet medical officer, charged with managing the mental and physical wellbeing of Gagarin and the first Soviet cosmonauts, fights for his own sanity when faced with the reality of sending a human into space.
Aleksei German Jr, critically acclaimed director of 'Paper Soldier' and son of the eminent filmmaker Aleksei German Sr, will introduce the film in a special online event on Friday 9 April.
The programme also includes:
Described as 'Mad Max meets Monty Python by way of Tarkovsky', Kin-Dza-Dza (by Georgiy Daneliya) is a genre bending sci-fi travelling through space and time.
In sci-fi animation 'Contact' (by Vladimir Tarasov) explores the theme of universal communication when a painter experiences first contact with a shapeshifting alien.
SOVIET SPACE season can be streamed from 9 April by Klassiki members only. For the first-time adventurers into world cinema as well as the seasoned explorers of the genre, Klassiki hosts a growing library of classic films from Russia and the region complemented each month with contemporary cinema rarely – if ever – screened in the United Kingdom.
30 Марта 2021
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