Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi
August 22 – 28
What makes good science fiction? That might depend on who—and where—you ask. This eye-popping international assortment presents highlights of the genre that span multiple countries and styles, including a delightful hybrid Czech adaptation of Jules Verne, a campy dystopia from behind the Berlin Wall, the Soviet-era cult hit Kin-dza-dza!, and the rare Italian puzzler Morel’s Invention.
Each day in the series spotlights a different country, and many are rare screenings of foreign 35mm prints, with work by auteurs Aleksandr Sokurov, Andrzej Wajda, Ulrike Ottinger, and Elio Petri. The strong grounding of science fiction in literature is represented by adaptations of major authors such as Stanislaw Lem, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Jules Verne, and Adolfo Bioy Casares.
It’s a great chance to see movies from the genre’s renaissance in the late 1960s and 1970s, plus innovative later experiments containing science-fiction elements.
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