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Space Dogs

1h 31m Documentary 2020

Laika was the first living being sent into space, this documentary tells her story from the POV of her descendants, the street dogs of Russia.

Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to 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.

“No one leaves this movie unchanged.” -Publico

“Brutal but also deeply sensitive; a complex work that got under my skin.” -Film Comment


Elsa Kremser


Levin Peter




Austria, Germany



Bonus Content

Behind the Scenes

A Behind the Scenes look at working with real-life, untrained, street dogs.

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