North American Premiere
with dirs. Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter
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 brutality of animals and humans, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces.
Film followed by Q&A with dirs. Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter.
|Country, Year||Austria, 2019|
|Director||Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter|
|Writer||Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter|
|Producer||Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter|
|Runtime||91 MINS, 0 SECS|
|Subject||Film, Moon Landing 50, Science|
Elsa Kremser studied Film at the University of Vienna and the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg. As an author and producer, she realized several documentaries that were shown worldwide. Her diploma film Nebel premiered at the Berlinale. In 2016 she founded the Vienna-based production company Raumzeitfilm with Levin Peter. As a directing duo, they are currently working on their first fiction feature, The Green Parrot, which received the Berlinale Kompagnon Script Award. Space Dogs is her first feature documentary as a director.
Levin Peter studied at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg where he realized several documentaries that were shown worldwide. His diploma film Beyond the Snowstorm won the German Upcoming Film Award and was presented as a Guest at the Berlinale. In 2016 he founded the Vienna-based production company Raumzeitfilm with Elsa Kremser. As a directing duo, they are currently working on their first fiction feature, The Green Parrot, which received the Berlinale Kompagnon Script Award.