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Director Vladimir Tarasov explores the theme of universal communication through music when a painter experiences first contact with a shapeshifting alien. In an attempt to tackle the question of how communication between two sentient species might occur, Tarasov proposes an answer: through music. The painter and the alien end up humming a melody together and walking off as friends. Contact was the first time Soviet viewers encountered Nino Rota’s song known to English speaking audiences from The Godfather.

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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?
Awards and Festivals
Grand Prix
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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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