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Aelita

USSR, 1924
director Yakov Protazanov
script Alexei Fayko, Fedor Ocep, Alexey Tolstoy
directors of photography Emil Schüneman, Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky
designers Sergey Kozlovsky, Yuri Zhelyabovsky, Victor Simov
сast Julia Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tseretelli, Nikolai Batalov, Vera Orlova, Valentina Kuindzhi, Pavel Pol
A Soviet silent classic feature by Yakov Protazanov is a loose adaptation of the eponymous science fiction novel by Alexey Tolstoy. The film's score includes music by Skryabin, Stravinsky and Glazunov. It premiered in Moscow at the Ars Electric Theater on September 25, 1924.

Introduction by Nadezhda Vasilieva and Petr Bagrov
Yakov Protazanov (1881-1945) is a Russian and Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor, a Merited Artist of the Russian Soviet Republic (1935). He emigrated in 1920 and worked in France and Germany but came back to the USSR in 1923 to direct Aelita and several comedies. Protazanov discovered many acting talents: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Igor Ilyinsky, Mikhail Zharov. Protazanov's masterpieces are Nikolay Stavrogin, The Queen of Spades and Father Sergiy.

Yakov Protazanov
Director