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Aelita – Queen of Mars (Аэлита) DVD-9
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CLASSICS OF THE SOVIET CINEMA


Aelita – Queen of Mars (Аэлита) DVD-9
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Aelita – Queen of Mars (Аэлита)
DVD-9 | PAL 720 x 576 (4:3) MPEG2 | Audio: Dolby AC3, 6 Channels, 448 Kbps | 1h:20min | 5,46 Gb | Cover (PNG 4374x2961) | Video menu: Ru
Language: Silent film | Subtitles: Russian, English, French, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, Japanese, Ukrainian, German, Italian, Swedish, Chinese, Hebrew
IMDB: 6.6/10 | Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Fantasy | 1924 Year | Director: Yakov Protazanov; Writers: Aleksei Fajko, Fyodor Otsep
Cast: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolai Batalov, Vera Orlova, Yuri Zavadsky, Mikhail Zharov

“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.”Amazon.com

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“Aelita was the first film made by one of the pioneers of the Russian cinema Yakov Protazanov after his return from Europe, where he remained during difficult times of Russian Civil War of 1918 – 1922. He directed his first silent features before the 1917 Bolshevik revolution and was undoubtedly most prominent Russian filmmaker before Sergey Eisenstein.

With Aelita back then young Russian cinema tried to rival foreign European and American productions, a competition that resulted in the big spectacle, which Aelita is with its big production values but obviously propagandistic story, fit in what is basically a Sci-Fi film attempting to proliferate communist ideas. In a way it also marked beginning of dominating influence of Communist state with its ideals over the art, in this case cinema, which continued nearly till the end of Soviet Union in 1991.

Aelita's story is based on a Sci-fi novel by Alexei Tolstoy, who later became one of the most important Soviet writers though mostly renowned not for Sci-fi stories, but for his historical novels.

It's about a young scientist Los, who is living with his wife Natasha and is already for several years is working on a project of a spaceship capable of going to Mars, while on a background of Russian Civil War occurs with all its destruction, hunger and, of cause, accentuated by the communist propaganda class struggle, which is shown in a character of Ehrlich who represents an old kind of persona with its obsolete bourgeoisie values of already dead Tsarist Russia, showed opposed to a 'new man' of adhered to communist ideals soldier of the Red Army Gussev.

While all this happens on Earth, we are introduced to the distant world of planet Mars with its monarchic regime, somewhat reminiscent of Egyptian pharaohs or Roman Emperor's rule, where the working class, represented by the slaves, suffers under tyrannical regime of the ruling class. The world, which evidently represents the kind of a world against which Bolsheviks where fighting against. It's from there that Martian princess Aelita observes the life of other characters in Russia and develops a sort of attraction to them and their way of life.

The film culminates when finally Los' project is brought to life and expedition is sent to Mars, causing there upon arrival a slave uprising and revolution, which results in no more nor less than in peaking of communist propaganda element in the story in a form of establishing of the Soviet Socialist Republics of Mars!

Overall, all the propaganda elements put aside, Aelita is one of the most original classics of not only the Russian, but of the world silent cinema.”IMDB.com

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“A remarkable film from 1924, of immense historical interest. See the turbulence of Russia as it was just a few years after the 1917 revolution and the subsequent war 1918-21 against the foreign-backed White Army. But see it all in the context of a most amazing futurist film, at least the equal of the other two equivalent futurist greats from Germany and Britain: “Metropolis” (1927) and “High Treason” (1928), respectively. Arguably it is the best of the three, with avant garde sets and costumes that could have come straight out of the Bauhaus' choreography workshop. The version shown on Australian TV had a presumably later added music score that was just so perfect and integrated to the film's plot and visuals that it could not possibly have been better had it been original. It had a mesmerising robotic, minimalist, mechanical and repetitive character that was simply made for a futurist and surreal film like this. The cyrillic characters of the silent narration only add (for us Westerners, at least) to the mystery and surreality of the whole story, and one can only feel sorry for those who, after all this tour-de-force, feel shortchanged from an unfulfilled need for a more banal storyline. Or aggrieved by the perception of the film as mere propaganda. There's always reruns of “Rambo” and “The Green Berets” for you, fellers! It's a pity most cinephiles are oblivious to the existence of this film, as wider availability and screening would ensure its fame as one of the greatest silent, futurist and early modern films.”IMDB.com







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Serbian subtitle here:
http://www.all4divx.com/subtitles/Aelita/Serbian/1
Posted By: Nincs Date: 19 Dec 2021 23:27:32
Silent film in 6 channels? ;)
Posted By: Avax Date: 21 Dec 2021 12:39:54
Musical arrangement! (“Using works by A. Skryabin, I. Stravinsky, A. Glazunov”). =)
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