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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.
Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
John Bleasdale, CineVue
There is a legend, Alexey Serebryakov’s voice tells us, a voice deep and rich in Steppes born melancholy and Russian fatigue, according to which Laika, the first Earthling to enter outer space, returned to Earth as a ghost and prowls Moscow reverting to his former occupation of a street dog. This is ...
Laemmle Virtual Cinema 9.11.20 - 9.24.20