First Russian Film In Space An 'experiment': Director
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Mon 04th October 2021 | 07:30 PM
Moscow, Oct 4 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Oct, 2021 ) :Russian film director Klim Shipenko said Monday the first movie in orbit would be an "experiment," on the eve of his journey into space hoping to beat a rival Hollywood project.
The 38-year-old director and one of Russia's most famous actresses, Yulia Peresild, 37, are due to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 0855 GMT on Tuesday to shoot scenes for upcoming Russian movie "The Challenge".
Russia's space agency Roscosmos is sending them into orbit with experienced cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, 49. Cosmonauts on board the International Space Station are expected to appear in cameo roles in the film.
"We are doing an experiment," Shipenko told reporters.
On top of directing, he will also be handling the cameras, lighting, sound and make-up.
Shipenko conceded that "some things will work out and some things will not".
Following months of rigorous training ahead of the flight, Peresild said that being an actress and a cosmonaut were "two opposite professions".
"Let's see how we'll combine them," she said.
Cosmonaut Shkaplerov said that preparing to play in space was not easy.
"The script sometimes changes and I am learning it all the time. This is hard, I am not an actor," he said.
Their experience, he added, is "unprecedented" and will be a learning experience should there be a need to send someone to space at urgent notice.