The New Waves Non fiction


Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter | Austria, Germany | 2019 | 91 min.
O.V in Russian subtitled in English and Spanish

In 1957, the USSR took the lead in the space race thanks to Laika, a dog astronaut. But what does a stray dog have to do with such high human enterprise? Space Dogs gets rid of the anthropocentric gaze to go to the untold stories (and images) of the dogs that were exploited for this purpose (starting with Laika's demystified Space Oddity), and to the reflection of the ghost of Laika and her colleagues in the streets of contemporary Moscow (following a series of stray dogs with the camera at the height of their point of view). A raw tale that places the reduced and partial human gaze on the immense relativity of the universe.


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Direction: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
Cinematography: Yunus Roy Imer
Editing: Jan Soldat, Stephan Bechinger
Music: Paradox Paradise
Sound: Simon Peter, Jonathan Schorr
Production: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter
Production Company: RAUMZEITFILM, IT WORKS!


Born in 1985 in Wolfsberg, Austria, 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. Born in 1985 in Jena, Germany, 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. Kremser and Peter founded together in 2016 the Vienna-based production company Raumzeitfilm. 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 their first feature documentary. It premiered in Locarno, where it won two Special Mentions.

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