Space Dogs

Year: 2019
Country: Austria, Germany
Director: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
Narrated by: Alexey Serebryakov
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 90 min.
Age: 18+
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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Награды и фестивали:

Locarno International Film Festival – Premio Speciale ISPEC Cultura (Special Mention), Youth Jury Award (Special Mention)
Viennale – ExtraVALUE Film Award (Best Feature Film), Vienna Film Award (Best Austrian Film)
Leipzig DOK Festival – participation 
Artdocfest – participation 
Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago - FIDOCS – Best Feature, International Competition (Special Jury Award)