The true story of Russian stray dogs, Strelka and Belka, lifts off in this historical comedy-drama chronicling the Space Race during the Cold War. From living rough on the streets of Moscow to becoming celestial celebrities after their moon-walkies, the pair become the first cosmonauts to reach outer space, orbit Earth and return alive, succeeding over their American primate rivals. Through a medley of historical vignettes, comic and contemporary scenes, the dog-eat-dog world of 1960s politics and science and the private battles between the era’s global superpowers, are realised in this tale of survival, sacrifice and sausages.
Written and directed by Sebastião Marques Lopes Original score by Guilherme Dornelas
Eve Bolt jasmine bullock aidan parsons beth graham peter fogarty alysha nelson alice hope wilson