In GAGARINE, what seems to start as another display of social cinema set in the Parisian suburbs ends up turning into a mix between CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and STRANGER THINGS. The young Youri, who always wanted to be an astronaut, barricades himself and tenaciously guards the public housing block where he has lived all his life (the Gagarin towers), on the verge of being demolished. A chronicle of resistance that in the hands of the newcomers Liatard and Trouilh is combined with a dreamy love story embedded in a fantasy that reconnects with primal and heavenly emotions. (Film Festival Gent)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Gagarine (2020) - Chien bleu (Blue Dog, 2018, short) - La République des enchanteurs (2016, short) - Gagarine (2015, short)
YAAAS! Competition 2021
Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
France 2020
97 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh, Benjamin Charbit
Cinematography Victor Seguin
Editing Daniel Darmon
Sound/Sounddesign Dana Farzanehpour, Melissa Petitjean, Margot Testemale
Music Sacha Galperine, Evgueni Galperine, Amine Bouhafa
With Alséni Bathily, Lyna Khoudri, Finnegan Oldfield, Jamil McCraven, Farida Rahouadj, Denis Lavant
Producer(s) Julie Billy, Carole Scotta
Haut et Court
World Sales
Totem Films
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2020