Space Dogs

A fascinating impressionistic documentary.

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Space Dogs

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.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Science
Runtime
91
Language
Russian
Director
Elsa Kremser
Levin Peter
Writer(s)
Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
FEATURED REVIEW
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 ...

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