A Progressive Melodrama
“He was a simple government employee; he never stood out in a crowd but he was forced to give up his family, friends and everything near and dear to him to cross the Universe and return to himself.”
(From an interview with the director Pyotr Cohen)
When Stepan Nikolaevich Trebuntsov, a provincial Russian actor, split with his wife, Lena Ruchimskaya, it was the start of an unusual period in his life. His only salvation were his amusing dreams, in which his memories became intertwined with his unrealized dreams. In this world, the motifs of Alexander Kuprin’s Garnet Bracelet and the Wachowski Siblings’ Matrix.
The Space Odyssey is an ironic fantasia on the subject of professional relationships, art and love.
Director and Playwright – Roman Gabria
Composer – Vlad Krylov
Additional Music Selection – Dmitri Zhitkov Movement – Roman Koganovich
Production Designer – Sergei Novikov
Light Designer – Igor Tupikin
Light Technician – Sergei Tokarev Sound Engineer – Alexander Larionov
Video – Alexander Malyshev, Fyodor Sokolov
Singing Coach – Grigory Uglov