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Icarus XB - 1 at BFI Southbank

5 AUGUST AT 18:40 and 7 AUGUST AT 18:20, BFI SOUTHBANK. The classic piece of Czech science fiction will be screened at BFI Southbank this summer. It is the year 2163, and the philosophical crew groove through space to minimalist lounge-core, en route to a mysterious 'white planet' orbiting Alpha Centauri. A blast from the nuclear past, and emanations from a 'dark star' bring grief, neurosis and mental breakdown into the spaceship's chic modernist interiors, but this intelligently scripted and exquisitely shot Czech adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's Magellan Cloud never loses the plot.

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Director: Jindřich Polák
Zdeněk Štěpánek, Dana Medřická, František Smolík, Miroslav Macháček, Radovan Lukavský, Otto Lackovič, Marcela Martínková
Year: 1963, Czechoslovakia