2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick

IndieLisboa 2021 •

United Kingdom, USA, Fiction, 1968, 149′

(In partnership with Lisboa 5L Festival)

Talking about 2001: Space Odyssey is talking about a film that has become one of the most influential works in the history of cinema. Indelible in the collective consciousness are aspects such as the opening music (Thus Spake Zarathrusta), the monolith scene, as well as the A.I. character that is HAL and the Oscar-winning special effects. The film focuses on a trip to Jupiter and addresses themes such as existentialism or human evolution.

[Based on the short story The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke]
Presentation: Luís Nogueira

Director's Bio

Born in New York City on July 26, 1928, Stanley Kubrick worked as a photographer for Look magazine before exploring filmmaking in the 1950s. He went on to direct a number of acclaimed films, including Spartacus (1960), Lolita (1962), Dr. Strangelove (1964), A Clockwork Orange (1971), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Kubrick died in England on March 7, 1999.