8.8/10
13
5 user

The Cosmodrome Futurists (2005)

In 1976, a group of Russian scientists working at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan discovered that they shared an interest in earlier Russian Futurist and avant-garde movements, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Federico Rossano ...
Dr. Enzo Montazzoli
Jan-Peter de Ruiter ...
Dr. Joost Van Dijk
Barbara Schmiedtova ...
Katerina Tchechenko
Galina Bolden ...
Dr. Marina Reshetnikova
Julian H. Scaff ...
Voice over
Edit

Storyline

In 1976, a group of Russian scientists working at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan discovered that they shared an interest in earlier Russian Futurist and avant-garde movements, and they viewed the Russian Revolution as the first great Futurist revolution. They also believed that the next great futurist revolution would be cultural rather than political, and would manifest as the merging of science, technology and art to the point where art was indistinguishable from technology. While not much is known about the players in this small and short-lived movement (due to the fact that scientists in the Soviet space program were closely guarded secrets), it is known that they were primarily driven by the astrophysicist Yuri Tchechenko and his wife Jelena Tchechenko, an electrical engineer. Yuri and Jelena were predominantly interested in music, and specifically in ways that music can be composed and recorded by purely technological means. What they attempted to do, without the ... Written by Julian H. Scaff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

1 August 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€500 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fact Meets Futurist Fiction
24 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Many futurist movements have appeared and quickly vanished during the twentieth century, some colourful, some banal, but none as mysterious or audacious as "The Cosmodrome Futurists". I had the pleasure of viewing the fourteen minute "mockumentary" about this fictional futurist movement while serving on the selection committee for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and this is one of the short gems that really caught my eye. Although it's no secret that the film is fictional, it's masterful weaving of real history with invented story creates an illusion that really had a lot of people guessing as to how much of it was real and how much was fantasy. Usually narrative films this short are only effective at telling very simple stories. But here, director Julian H. Scaff has managed to tell a rather complex story very effectively. At times the film is a bit rough at the edges, but this doesn't detract from it's distinctive visual form or the imaginative tale.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show