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.

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
Austria, Germany

Year of Production
2019

Format
HD, DCP

Length
91 min

Director
Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter

Production
RAUMZEITFILM Produktion in co-production with IT WORKS! Medien in cooperation with ORF Film-/Fernsehabkommen and RBB

Original Language
Russian

Subtitles
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese

Festivals / Awards

Locarno IFF 2019 (Special Mention "Giuria dei Giovani", Special Mention "Premio ISPEC Cultura")
Cinefest Miskolc 2019
Reykjavik IFF 2019
DokuBaku IDF 2019
Riga IFF 2019
Sao Paulo IFF 2019
Viennale 2019 (Wiener Filmpreis for the best Austrian Film // ExtraVALUE Film Award)
DOK Leipzig 2019
Minsk IFF "Listapad" 2019
Sevilla IFF 2019
Mar del Plata 2019
Kassel Dok Fest 2019
Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2019
RIDM Montréal 2019
Tallinn Black Nights 2019
Torino IFF 2019
FIDOCS 2019 (Special Jury Award)
Art Doc Fest 2019
K3 Filmfestival 2019
Max Ophüls Preis 2019
DocPoint Helsinki 2020
International Filmweekend Würzburg 2019
Stranger than Fiction 2019