After numerous international awards, Gagarine – Protect what you love, The debut film by Frenchmen Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, as well as a film with the seal of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 73, arrives at Cinema also in Italystarting from 19 Maydistributed by Officine UBU.
The feature film, which has as its object a story of social realism, is a touching survival story tinged with romanticism with a marked dreamlike propensity that will certainly involve the viewers, both visually and emotionally.
The plot: Youri’s ransom
Yourisixteen years old who has the face of Alséni Bathilydoes not resign to the disheartening spectacle of the demolition of the residential complex, intended for public housing, where he has always lived, Cité Gagarine, south of Paris. In an attempt to delay the demolition of buildings, which is literally equivalent to the dismantling of his already miserable life, the boy, who has the dream of being an astronaut (and who also bears the name of the most famous astronaut in history), begins a maintenance work together with comrades Diana and Houssam. Soon the company, more like a dream, materializes into a real one challenge to municipal authorities and translates into an exciting race against time and the inevitable becoming a contemporary portrait of one society of losers who with ingenuity tries to redeem himself from a difficult condition that seems to mark an entire existence.
The cast of Gagarineinspired by a true story
Inspired by a true news storynamely the decision in 2014 by the Paris authorities to dismantle Cité Gagarine, the complex of large red brick buildings inaugurated in the 1960s by Yuri Gagarin, the first man to land in space.
Gagarine has been shot in the real scenario in which it is set in 2019, at the time of the demolition and with the collaboration of the residents.
The cast also includes Lyna Khoudri, Jamil McCraven, Finnegan Oldfield, the young spokespersons of the film’s uplifting message, joined by Farida Rahouadj and Denis Lavant.
Officine UBU, which distributes the title for national theaters, has released some sequences online in Italian; one of these has as its object an eclipse.