Gleb Danilov, theater and film actor, producer and founder of the Village Theater, tells about his passion for the philosophy of space, the desire to share a friend's dream and about a movie that inspires him in the "SPACE. STARS. OPINIONS" festival section.

"As a child, I didn’t dream of becoming a cosmonaut for some reason. I don't know why, but I wanted to be a lawyer, maybe because it was a very stable, important and interesting profession. I'm even a little embarrassed to talk about it. A lawyer, so to speak, is not the most creative profession.

Then, when in the second or third grade of school we were asked the same question, my friend replied: "A notary". I did not understand what this profession meant, but answered that I also wanted to become a “notary".

"For me, space is, first of all, the philosophy of Russian cosmism, Nikolai Fedorov, and the embodiment of these ideas, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. But also Alexander Chizhevsky and Sergey Korolev, who directly embodied all the dreams and aspirations of Tsiolkovsky.

The role of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky cannot be overestimated if we speak about Russian space progress. What we accomplished in space in the XX century and where we continue to move is largely the merit of Tsiolkovsky. Before him, there were also scientists and philosophers who formulated the idea of “Russian cosmism".

We should not forget our great writers, in whose works the amazing mission of the Russian man is traced not only to do his earthly affairs, but to look into the future, to think into the distance."

"Of course, I would really like to star in a space movie, but also in a prophetic one. I would love those predictions to come true after many, many years. I want films to encourage scientists, philosophers, writers, artists, poets to make new discoveries inside our country and beyond."

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 Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives, the Roscosmos State Corporation, the Kaluga Region Government and the Ministry of Culture, Rossotrudnichestvo, the K.E. Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, the Association of Planetariums of Russia and other public and commercial organizations.