Locarno 2019: SPACE DOGS in Cineasti del Presente

In their directorial debut Space Dogs Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter joined up with a pack of stray dogs in Moscow in order to discover the city through their eyes. In remembrance of the famous dog astronaut Laika, they interweave the wild lives of their animal protagonists with impressive archive footage from the space race in the 1960s.  Patrick Vollrath's 7500, a German-Austrian co-production, will screen on the Piazza Grande.

directed by Elsa Kremser & Levin Peter
produced by Raumzeitfilm (A) It Works Medien (D)
International sales: Deckert Distribution

Written by Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
Cinematography: Yunus Roy Imer
Editing: Jan Soldat, Stephan Bechinger
Narrated by Alexey Serebryakov

directed by Patrick Vollrath
co-produced by Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion (A) with Augenschien Filmproduktion (D)
International sales: FilmNation Entertainment

Written by Patrick Vollrath, Senad Halilbasic
Cinematography: Sebastian Thaler
Editing: Hansjörg Weissbrich
with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar, Aylin Tezel, Carlo Kitzlinger, Murathan Muslu, Paul Wollin