Aelita: Queen of Mars
Aelita: Queen of Mars ★★ Aelita: The Revolt of the Robots 1924
Though the title has blockbuster potential, “Aelita” is a little-known silent Soviet sci-fi flick destined to remain little known. After building a rocket to fly to Mars, a Russian engineer finds it's no Martian holiday on the fourth planet from the sun, with the Martians in the midst of a revolution. Silent, with a piano score. 113m/B VHS, DVD . RU Yulia Solnt-seva, Nikolai Batalov, Nikolai Tseretelli, Nikolai Tseretelli, Vera Orlova, Pavel Poi, Konstantin Eggert, Yuri Zavadski, Valentina Kuindzi, N. Tretyakova; D: Yakov Protazanov; W: Fedor Ozep, Aleksey Fajko; C: Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky, Emil Schoenemann.