2019 | Austria, Russia | Documentary,Fiction,Feature

Space Dogs

  • 91 mins
  • Director | Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
  • Writer | Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
  • Producer | Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter

Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’s perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today’s Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces.

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