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14 Mar 2017 20:45

IKARIE XB-1 @ Fashion in Film Festival

Ikarie XB-1 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.

IKARIE XB-1 (Voyage to the End of the Universe)
With Zdeněk Štěpánek, František Smolík, Dana Medřická.
Set design Jan Zázvorka.
Costumes Ester Krumbachová, Jan Skalický and Vladimír Synek.

Introduced by festival director Markéta Uhlířová

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 8.45 pm
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY
Tickets: £12.50/ £10
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Part of Fashion in Film Festival (11–26 March 2017, London)







14 March 2017, 8.45 pm Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY


14 Mar 2017 20:45


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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