Space Dogs

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Warning: Space Dogs is Not Rated, and contains some graphic content that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Parental guidance is suggested.

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, Austria/Germany, 2020, 91 min.) In Russian with English subtitles