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Vladimir Tarasov explores the theme of universal communication when a painter experiences first contact with a shapeshifting alien. Tackling the question of how communication between two sentient species might actually occur, Tarasov’s answer is music. The painter and the alien end up humming together and walking off as friends. Incidentally, Contact was the first time Soviet viewers encountered Nino Rota’s melody, which then became famous in The Godfather.

Awards and Festivals
Grand Prix
Award Laurel
1979
XVIII IFF of Science Fiction Films
Trieste, Italy
Prize
Award Laurel
1979
VIII IFF of Short and Documentary films
Lille, France
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David Spencer
David Spencer
Alien Yellow Submarine
This is strange but colourful and effective, featuring a John Lennon lookalike and an alien...what's not to like?
Sheila Sim
Sheila Sim
Contact
Delightfully trippy little film! John Muir / John Lennon, an extra-terrestrial, Gershwin and the Godfather... all rather bizarre, but loveable.
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