The Future Belongs to the Children: Guest from the Future (Гостья из будущего)
Guest from the Future is a 1984 Cult-Classic five-part Soviet Science Fiction television miniseries, made at Gorky Film Studio, first aired in 1985. It is based on the novel One Hundred Years Ahead by Kir Bulychev, part of a series about Alisa Seleznoyya, a girl from the future. This is a fascinating story of time travel, friendship, battle of good and evil. 11 year old Kolya Gerasimov who discovers a time machine in a basement of an old house in Moscow and gets transferred into the 21st century. Then he is allowed to look around, everything seems to be different. He discovers a near-perfect, utopian society where robots play guitars and write poetry, everyone is kind to each other and people enjoy everything technology has to offer... This film is an excellent example of how a touching and an exciting story could be told without the use of extravagant special effects. It exemplifies also the optimism the Soviets had for science, technology, and futurism, as well as their faith in children. The star, Natalia Guseva, was inspired by her role in the film to become a scientist herself.