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25 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

ReFilm: Festival of restored films - IKARIE XB1 (Voyage to the End of the World)

One of the most famous Czech sci-fi films will come to life again on screen during The ReFilm, Festival of restored films in Jerusalem.

Ikarie XB-1 also known by its alternative title Voyage to the End of the Universe is an ambitious science fiction space opera, possibly best known for prefiguring many visual and thematic motifs of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Made in the midst of the Cold War, this ‘Space Marienbad’, as one critic called it, epitomises the era’s raging space race and cultural competition between the East and the West. The film portrays an idealised communist civilisation circa 2163, as it embarks on a voyage beyond our solar system. Its real protagonist is a monumental discovery spaceship, a self-contained world in miniature designed to impress the world with its vision of a highly advanced lifestyle, as imagined by a small socialist country. Its 22nd century costumes are no less steeped in the ideology of utopianism, something that is especially driven home when ‘ancient people’ of the 20th century are discovered deep in space.

Dir. Jindřich Polák, Czechoslovakia 1963, 86´, English subtitles
With Zdeněk Štěpánek, František Smolík, Dana Medřická.
Set design Jan Zázvorka, Costumes Ester Krumbachová, Jan Skalický and Vladimír Synek.

“Remains one of the most original and exciting science fiction films ever made.”
Alex Cox, The Guardian

Screening: 25.06.2019 at 21:00 in Cinematheque Jerusalem



More about the festival: https://www.jer-cin.org.il/en/lobby/refilm-restored-revisited-rediscovered


Other films in the festival program are:

Dial M for Murder (3D)

The Killing

Some Like it Hot (4K)

The Third Man (4K)

Le Silence est d'Or (4K)

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Steamboat Bill JR.

Mad Fox

The Mirror

Todo Modo

The House on Shloush Street

They Shall Not Grow Old

ABBA – The Movie

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From: 25 Jun 2019
To: 30 Jun 2019


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