2001: A Space Odyssey (50th Anniversary)

Philosophically ambitious, technically innovative and visually stunning, 2001: A Space Odyssey is frequently cited in polls as one of the best films ever made. The 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic is celebrated with a new print on basis of the original camera negative. We honor the masterpiece with screenings in our largest cinema hall (Room 1).

NB: this film has a break of 10 min.
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Co-written by the director and novelist Arthur C. Clarke, the film charts the progress of ‘civilisation’ through the influence of mysterious black monoliths on prehistoric apes developing their skills and, later, on astronauts involved in a secret mission to Jupiter. Characteristic of Kubrick’s interest in evolution and artificial intelligence, the film also displays his desire for technical perfection. But what’s perhaps most striking is the audacity of the measured, largely dialogue-free storytelling, with Kubrick allowing the judiciously chosen classical music (Ligeti, Khachaturian, Strauss) and the crisp, balletic beauty of the images to work their spell.

This new print is a true photochemical film recreation of Kubrick’s masterpiece. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. The original version will be presented to recreate the cinematic event audiences experienced fifty years ago.

Stanley Kubrick, USA, UK, 1968, 164 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter.