Space Dogs (2019)

  • 1h 31m
  • Elsa Kremser
  • Levin Peter
  • engelske undertekster

Soviet-tidens rumprogram spøger stadig, men det er de firbenede kosmonauter, der i dag hjemsøger Moskvas gader.

Det sovjetiske rumprograms guldalder er fuld af kosmisk brutalitet, også over for menneskets bedste ven. Mest berømt er gadehunden Laika, der ifølge lokale legender stadig bevæger sig gennem Moskvas gader som et spøgelse til evig påmindelse om de systematiske dyreforsøg, der også er en del af fortællingen om menneskehedens store skridt i månestøvler. ‘Space Dogs’ er en helt usædvanlig, uendelig smuk og barbarisk rå fortælling baseret på både arkivoptagelser fra rumprogrammet og nutidige poetiske billeder i øjenhøjde med de gadehunde, der i dag huserer i Moskvas gader - Laikas åndelige efterfølgere.

The Soviet era space programme still haunts us, but in the streets of Moscow the ghosts are those of four-legged cosmonauts.

The golden age of the Soviet space programme is full of cosmic brutality, also towards man’s best friend. The most famous of them all is the street dog Laika, who according to local legends is still roaming the streets of Moscow like a ghost to forever remind us of systematic animal testing, which is also a part of the story of the giant leaps of mankind in moon boots. ‘Space Dogs’ is a highly unusual, infinitely beautiful and barbarically raw story based on both archival footage from the space programme and contemporary poetic images taken at eye level with the stray dogs that inhabit the streets of Moscow today – Laika’s spiritual descendants.

Director

Elsa Kremser

Director

Levin Peter

Producer

Elsa Kremser

Producer

Levin Peter

Subtitle(s)

English