Space Dogs

Cinema Parrallels 2021 Edition

Thursday, 18.15 h

Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter / Austrija – Njemačka (2019) / 91 min.

Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since.


Elsa Kremser, 1985 in Austria, studied Film at the University of Vienna and the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg. As an author and producer, she realized several documentaries that were shown worldwide. Her diploma film NEBEL premiered at the Berlinale. In 2016 she founded the Vienna-based production company RAUMZEITFILM with Levin Peter. As a directing duo, they are currently working on their first fiction feature, THE GREEN PARROT, which received the Berlinale Kompagnon Script Award. Levin Peter, 1985 in Germany, studied at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg where he realized several documentaries that were shown worldwide. His diploma film BEYOND THE SNOWSTORM won the German Upcoming Film Award and was presented as a Guest at the Berlinale.

Awards and festivals:

Locarno Film Festival 2019 (Special Mention)
DokuBaku 2019
DOK Leipzig 2019
FIDOCS 2019 (Special Mention)
Seville European Film Festival 2019 – posebno priznanje
Viennale 2019
Diagonale 2020
Beldocs 2020


  • Director

    Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter

  • Cinematographer

    Yunus Roy Imer

  • Editor

    Anne Fabini

  • Sound

    John Gürtler, Jan Miserre