Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Utopian Spaceship

The social experiment "based on an initially utopian, then scientific, notion of the future: Communism" [, 2012] is portrayed in the first GDR-Polish science fiction film, Der Schweigende Stern (First Spaceship on Venus) (1959) by Kurt Maetzig. Based on the early works of the Polish writer Stanislaw Lem the film projects "a vision of the future that would incorporate technological, social and psychological criteria" and "reveals how a global visual canon of utopian ideas was begun to be created in the 1950s". [2012] Matinee: Der Schweigende Stern. [Online] [01/02/2012]