Ridley Scott’s “Alien” easily became a classic movie. This status is due to many elements: the slimy xenomorph, which made history in cinema as one of the most terrifying monsters, Sigourney Weaver in the role of the strong and brave Ellen Ripley, great costumes and a dark atmosphere that no contemporary SF horror can match. But what happened before the birth of the monstrous beast from a distant corner of space? What influence did Lovecraft, ancient mythologies, Bacon paintings and Carpenter’s movie have on the shape of the “Alien”? Who are the real fathers of the xenomorph?
“Memory: The Origins of Alien” is an engaging and interestingly made movie depicting not only the inspirations behind the cult horror, but it also analyses the symbolism contained in the movie. The documentary guides the viewer through the process of the birth of the “Alien” – from the first idea for the script to the moment when it broke free from John Hurt’s chest.
WORLD PREMIERE: Sundance Film Festival 2019
Age restrictions: 15+
LUBLIN: 11.12 (Wednesday ) / 21.45 / Centre of Culture / BUY TICKET
director: Alexandre O. Philippe writer: Alexandre O. Philippe cast: Bijan Aalam, Roger Corman, Axelle Carolyn, Diane O’Bannon director of photography: Robert Muratore editor: Chad Herschberger music: Jon Hegel language: English subtitles: Polish