The Retrospective festival programme

The Retrospective festival programme includes "Short Stories about Space", space movie anniversaries, the first space ten-year plan and puppies of a dog-cosmonaut, music by Bogoslovsky, Tukhmanov and Nino Rota.

The "Retrospective" programme, one of the audience’s favorite at the Tsiolkovsky International Space Film Festival, is created with the partner support of leading Russian film studios and State Archives.

With the assistance of the Soyuzmultfilm film studio and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the fantastic "Flight to the Moon" cartoon, viewers will follow the brisk pioneer Kolya Khomyakov on an interplanetary flight of Professor of astronomy Bobrov to find the missing rocket. The adventures of hand-drawn cosmonauts will be shown in the "Short Stories about Space" cartoon directed by Lev Atamanov. In the "Contact" cartoon, there will be a story of the artist's amazing encounter with a friendly alien complemented by an unexpected music solution. There, the Paul Moria Orchestra will perform Nino Rota's "Love Theme" from The Godfather.

Russian Gosfilmofond will prepare a specially digitized version of "Murzilka on Sputnik", the first Soviet widescreen animated film produced by the Soyuzmultfilm film studio directed by Evgeny Raikovsky and Boris Stepantsev. The composer of the film is Nikita Bogoslovsky.

In the "Space movie anniversaries" category, thanks to the support of the Gorky Film Studio, Richard Viktorov’s films "Moscow-Cassiopeia" and "Teens in the Universe" starring Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Lev Durov, Natalia Fateeva will be shown. Film festival guests will also watch "Man from planet Earth", a biographical film story about the first Russian space explorer, scientist-inventor, rocket scientist K.E. Tsiolkovsky filmed back in 1958 by director Boris Buneev. The Mosfilm cinema concern will provide festival guests with the opportunity to once again watch "This Cheerful Planet", a film about aliens who got to meet the New Year in an ordinary Palace of Culture (directed by Yuri Saakov and Yuri Tsvetkov with wonderful music by David Tukhmanov).

"State Archives" is a programme of the Russian State Film and Photo Archive (RGAKF) consisting from Soviet newsreels of 1959-1965. History buffs, film aesthetes and astronomy experts will be able to watch an interview with Academician Leonid Sedov about the possibility of human flight into space, the take-off of a rocket heading to the Moon, messages about the launch of the 3rd spacecraft, honoring cosmonauts and puppies of the dog-cosmonaut Strelka.

The curator of the Retrospective programme is Nikolai Mayorov, film critic, director, cinematographer, specialist in the history of the development of cinematographic systems and the restoration of films digitally, member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the the Russian State Film and Photo Archive.

The Tsiolkovsky International Space Film Festival will be held in Kaluga on April 12-16, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Roscosmos State Corporation, the Government and the Ministry of Culture of the Kaluga Region, Rossotrudnichestvo, the K.E. Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, The Russian Planetariums Association and other public and commercial organizations.