- Yakov Protazanov
- Yulia Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tseretelli
Before Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, there was the dramatic sci-fi brilliance of Protazanov’s Aelita: Queen of Mars. Wrought with subtle erotic tensions and national predilections of the moment, the Martian adventure is known for its incredible leaps of fantasy running parallel to documentary-style depictions of 1920s Moscow. Love crosses light years in this popular Russian classic featuring fantastic constructivist set designs!
Cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts, the College of AAP and the Wharton Studio Museum.