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.
Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
Haut et Court
Cohen Media Group
Selected at The American French Film Festival (Ex COLCOA) 2021