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2001: A Space Odyssey
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
1968 United States
164 Min  | English | Subtitles in Hebrew

Fifty years after its first screening, Stanley Kubrick's scientific and philosophical space journey into the future, remains one of the greatest achievements of world cinema. A trip through human history starting millions of years ago when man was little more than an ape walking on all fours, and traveling all the way into the future, when the human race will be reborn into a brave new shape we cannot imagine.  Regarded as a milestone in the history of cinema, not only for the revolutionary ideas developed in collaboration with sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke, but for its stupendous visual achievements, the daring originality of its approach, the perfection of its technical innovations, and its stunning use of image, sound and music which have rarely if ever been matched since, despite all the sophistication of today's cinematographic equipment. Presented in a crisp newly restored print which took many months to prepare, it rekindles all the impact of the original 70mm print, in full glory.

STANLEY KUBRICK – One of the greatest and most influential directors in film history, Kubirck was born into a Jewish Brooklyn home, worked as a photographer for “Look” magazine while still in his early twenties, graduated to short films and then, before he was thirty, signed his first major feature film, “The Killing” (1956). Of his two collaborations with star actor Kirk Douglas, “Paths of Glory” (1957) drew the wrath of the French censors for portraying the French Army of WWI embarrassingly, while “Spartacus” (1960) marked his first major historical extravagant Hollywood production, which came his way thanks to the insistence of Douglas, who was one of the producers. A perfectionist who never compromised on even the smallest detail, he scandalized many moralists with his adaptation of Nabokov's “Lolita” (1962) and stunned film critics with his biting, ironical satire of self-destructing humanity in “Dr. Strangelove” (1960). Always breaking new barriers, after “2001: A Space Odyssey”, he provoked yet another scandal with Anthony Burgess' “Clockwork Orange” (1971), used NASA-developed lenses to shoot the 18th century romance “Barry Lindon” (1975), and created what is generally considered the ultimate horror movie with “The Shining” (1980) .Kubrick devoted five years of research to a concentration camp picture, only to drop it once Spielberg came up with “Schindler’s List”, and wrapped up his career with “Eyes Wide Shut”, an adaptation of an Arthur Schnitzler novella, dying a few days after his last film was finished, at the age of 70.

Director and Screenplay:
Stanley Kubrick
Cast:
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Leonard Rossiter, Robert Beatty
Courtesy by:
Tulip Entertainment, Tel Aviv