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GAGARINE

GAGARIN

Fanny LIATARD, Jeremy TROUILH

2020

97

minutes

FRANCE

A debut co-directed by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh whose short films attracted attention in Clermont Ferrand. The story of a teenager with a predestined first name, Yuri, who grew up in the same city as Gagarin and made it his spaceship, so to speak. It's a film of resistance since his hero refuses to see this beautifully mixed red-brick block being demolished. For the first time on screen we discover Alséni Bathily alongside Papicha Lyna Khoudri who stood out last year in Mounia Meddour's film at Un Certain Regard.

 the Selection Committee

Youri, 16, has lived all his life in Cité Gagarine, a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. From the heights of his apartment, he dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish his community’s home are leaked, Youri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the estate into his own “starship” – before it disappears into space forever.

CASTING

Alseni BATHILY

Lyna KHOUDRI

Jamil MCCRAVEN

Finnegan OLDFIELD

Farida RAHOUADJ

Denis LAVANT

CREDITS

Fanny LIATARD, Jeremy TROUILH

Realisation

Fanny LIATARD, Jeremy TROUILH, Benjamin CHARBIT

Screenplay

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PRODUCTION

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FRANCE

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