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GAGARINE
GAGARINE

Youri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarine Cité, a vast redbrickhousingprojectontheoutskirts ofParis. Fromtheheightsofhisapartment, hedreams ofbecoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish hiscommunity’shome areleaked,Youri joinsthe resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarksona missiontosave Gagarine,transformingthe estateintohisown “starship”–beforeit disappears into space forever.Thefilmwasshotonthecuspoftheactual demolitionof the Cité Gagarine housing project in collaboration with its residents in Ivry-sur-Seine.

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Credits

DIRECTORS
Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh

PRODUCER
Haut et Court

CAST
Alseni Bathily
Lyna Khoudri
Jamil McCraven

Overview
Overview

DETAILS
Drama
French
97 min.
France, 2021

DISTRIBUTOR
Cohen Media Group

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