Voyage to the End of the Universe
At the same time as a few czech new wave filmmakers in the sixties explored the interconnected social and political foibles of humans of their domestic united states of america, jindrich poláokay’s effects-laden voyage to the give up of the universe trades the oppressed soviet-ruled czech republic for the outer reaches of the cosmos.
The adventure of the starship ikarie xb-1 in attempting to find lifestyles on some other planet isn’t without the czech new wave’s great playfulness when detailing how vacationers address the monotony of space travel (here’s searching at you, dance celebration series), although poláokay expresses a darkly fatalistic worldview as well. If the haunting sequence of ikarie xb-1 team contributors locating a doomed ship that went on a comparable venture is any indication, poláokay suggests that sheer advancements in innovation and trying to find a brand new lifestyles-maintaining planet is in the end an workout in futility, in view that human existence, in each the person feel and as a species, will end in some unspecified time in the future. It seems we might as well, just like the movie’s bored cosmonauts, just surely permit pass and dance the night away.