Laika, the first dog to ever go to outer space in the Soviet Union´s Sputnik 2 in 1957, didn’t make it back alive to earth. The dog that was picked while wandering the streets of Moscow ended up going into a spacecraft, and she died due to overheating while entering the earth’s orbit. This film is based on the urban legend that Laika’s ghost landed on earth like a comet, and is still wandering around Moscow. This poetic and essay-like documentary shows the lives of strays from the viewpoint of two dogs whom Laika’s spirit dwells in. The vivid lives of the dogs strangely overlapped and orbit with the lives of the dogs who have gone to space. The images of the dogs that endlessly drift around reflect our lives. [MOON Seok]
* Warning for viewers: This film contains scenes which viewers may find upsetting relating to personal traumatic events.
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