06.03.2011 5 Days Off - Rabozaal Amsterdam
One of the main events of 5 Days Off festival 2011. Russian silent sci-fi classic Aelita with a new score by Dutch electro legend I-F.
The independently operating Ferenc van der Sluijs from The Hague is one of the figureheads of Dutch electro. Under the name I-F (short for Interference) he scored an international club hit with the track Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass. He is a long time member of Unit Moebius and stood with them dressed as a clown at Noorderslag in 1996. Besides musician Ferenc is also a DJ, label boss - Viewlexx -, plate vendor - Hotmix - and operates under the names Ferenc, and Beverly Hills 808303. Also makes internet radio on intergalactic.fm.
Aelita: Queen of Mars (Аэлита)
| Dir. Yakov Protazanov | Russia | 1924 | 111 min |
Released in 1924, Aelita: Queen of Mars is known as the first feature-length film about space travel. Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov directed this highly influential silent film, whose luscious sets and costumes influenced Sci-Fi classics such as Flight to Mars or Metropolis. Next to the dramatic struggle of a group of people in 1920’s Russia, the plot focuses on a young man’s flight to Mars on a rocket ship, where he ends up leading a proletarian uprising with the support of Queen Aelita who has fallen in love with him after watching him through a telescope.
Part of the 2011 5 Days Off electronic & dance music festival.
In collaboration with EYE Film Institute