Watch The First Soviet Science Fiction Film, Aelita: Queen Of Mars

Here’s something cool to watch: the first ever Soviet science fiction movie, Aelita: Queen of Mars, directed by Yakov Protazanov from 1924.


Based on the 1923 novel Aelita by Alexei Tolstoy, the film follows Los as he travels to Mars and leads an uprising against the totalitarian government , supported by queen Aelita, who had fallen in love with him after observing him through her telescope.

[SF Signal]

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So the salt-of-the-Earth son of Mother Russia travels to Mars, seduces a tsarina and topples the cruel bourgeoise... this is Edgar Rice Burroughs, nyet?