RSC Energia: Presentation of the film Age of Pioneers
March 17, 2017
Today, on March 17, RSC Energia (which is a part of State Corporation Roscosmos) held a presentation of a few clips from the new feature film Age of Pioneers.
The movie Age of Pioneers is produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Yevgeni Mironov. This is a true story of the legendary mission of Alexei Leonov and Pavel Belayev, set against the backdrop of the space race between the two superpowers. The scientific consultant of the film was a chief specialist of RSC Energia Victor Blagov.
Among those who came to meet with the creative team that made the movie were journalists, famous cosmonauts, employees of the Corporation, veterans of the rocket and space industry, students and schoolchildren from aerospace class of the town of Korolev.
General Director of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev: “Judging by the clips, the movie turned out well. I think the entire country will be watching this movie. And I hope that space is going to become the force that brings people together. The space unites people and shows them the way”. “Judging by the clips, the movie turned out well. I think the entire country will be watching this movie. And I hope that space is going to become the force that brings people together. The space unites people and shows them the way”.
Pilot-cosmonaut of USSR Alexei Leonov: “My spacewalk was an event where the major role was played by the team of the company. It was here that all this began. It was here that I stood at a rally on March 27, 1965 and reported on the mission to your fathers and mothers."
Actor and producer Yevgeni Mironov who portrayed Leonov in the movie: “This is a serious film, a blockbuster. Taking part in its making were an enormous number of specialists both from Russia and abroad. And now, for the first time in the history of our country’s cinematography, a space movie was shot in 3D. It is important that young people see the film and got inspired by this heroic feat”.
The guests watched some fragments from the movie Age of Pioneers and visited the museum of Energia, which keeps the descent vehicle of Voskhod-2. It was in it that Alexei Leonov and Pavel Belyaev on March 18, 1965 flew their legendary mission. Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space.
The Vokhod-2 spacecraft was launched at 10:00 Moscow Time from the Baikonur launch site, and at 11:47 the Soviet cosmonaut took a first step into the unknown. According to official reports the mission of Voskhod-2 went smoothly. However, the reality was different. In two days, there were seven failures onboard. And, according to Leonov, three or four of them were life threatening.
RSC Energia is the leader in the rocket and space industry, and the prime contractor for manned space systems. The Corporation conducts work on the development of unmanned space and rocket systems (launch vehicles and orbital transfer vehicles), and high-technology systems for various non-space applications. Since August 2014, the Corporation is headed by Vladimir Solntsev.
SC ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation established in August of 2015 in order to conduct a comprehensive reform of the rocket and space industry in Russia. State Corporation Roskosmos assures implementation of the Government policies in the field of space activities and provides for them a legal and regulatory framework, as well as places orders for the development, production and delivery of space hardware and space infrastructure facilities. The functions of the State Corporation also include development of international cooperation in space, and creating conditions for using results of space activities in social and economic development of Russia.
Starring: Yevgeni Mironov, Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Ilyin, Alexandra Ursulyak,Yelena Panova, Alexander Ilyin Jr.
Directed by: Dmitri Kiselev (“Black Lightining”, “Yolki”, “Londongrad”)
Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Yevgeni Mironov, Sergei Ageev
Cinematographer: Vladimir Bashta («The Geographer Drank His Globe Away», «The Brest Fortress»)
Screenplay by: Yuri Korotkov, Irina Pivovarova, Sergei Kaluzhanov, Dmitri Panchukov, Oleg Pogodin
CG supervisor: Sergei Nevshupov («Avatar», «The Flight Crew», “Lord of the Rings” trilogy)
Production: BAZELEVS, The Third Rome, CGF.
The film is scheduled for release on April 6, 2017.http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2017/news_03-17_1.html