We invite you to join us for a free screening of this amazing film at THE CRYSTAL!
"Remains one of the most original and exciting science fiction films ever made... A game-changing film that profoundly influenced the genre and showed that science-fiction movies weren't only about special effects; they were also high art"
Alex Cox, The Guardian
The film is based on the novel The Magellanic Cloud (Obłok Magellana) by Stanisław Lem and is one to be seen on a big screen! Jindřich Polák’s pioneering and much-imitated feature Ikarie XB 1 is one of the cornerstones of contemporary sci-fi cinema. It predates Star Trek and Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and was clearly an influence on both, as well as on almost every other science-fiction work that followed. Presented in a superb new anamorphic digital transfer with restored picture and sound.
Second Run have allowed us to present this seminal work of fantasy cinema in its complete and original form for the first time ever in the English-speaking world.