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Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. Legend has it that, she returned to Earth as a ghost and still roams the streets of Moscow alongside her free-drifting descendants.
|Sound:||Dolby SRD 5.1|
|Director(s):||Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter|
|Writer(s):||Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter|
|Cinematographer(s):||Yunus Roy Imer|
|Producers:||Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter, Annekatrin Hendel|
August 9, 2019Locarno (Cineasti del Presente)
|Awards (selection):||Vienna Film Prize, Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Film Award (Vienna/Viennale)|
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«A dog’s heart. A dog’s soul.»
Laika, the world's most famous dog astronaut, was a child of the Moscow streets. She did not survive her mission in the space capsule, but perhaps her spirit returned to our world: perhaps her descendants still roam the streets of the Russian capital to this day. Filmmakers Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter joined up with a pack of stray dogs in order to see Moscow at night through their eyes.
FAZ on SPACE DOGS: «An enlightening cinematic essay ...
...that overtopped the Locarno competition 'Cineasti del presente'“, wrote Michael Ranze of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on the directorial debut from Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter. Film Comment’s Jessica Green stated, „It’s like a dog version of Grizzly Man. Brutal but also deeply sensitive – a complex work that got under my skin.“ Read more press quotes.
Special Mentions to EARTH and SPACE DOGS
EARTH by Nikolaus Geyrhalter receives a Special Mention at the L’Alternativa festival in Barcelona, SPACE DOGS by Elsa Kremser & Levin Peter a Special Mention from the jury of the New Waves program for non-fiction films at the Festival de Cine Europeo in Sevilla.