Космос как предчувствие (2005) Dreaming of Space
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Directed by Aleksey Uchitel
Set against the backdrop of the Soviet Union’s first satellite launch, director Alexei Uchitel’s quiet drama tells the tale of a cook and amateur boxer living in a small port town in the U.S.S.R. who dreams of better things to come. Konyok is a simple man with a simple outlook on life. As he and his waitress girlfriend Lara closely follow the developments of the newly launched satellite, Konyok makes the acquaintance of Gherman, a former political prisoner turned amateur boxer with an outsider attitude and a deep-rooted desire to defect to the West. Though Konyok and Gherman are two vastly different men, their mutual desire to explore a life outside of the confining borders of the motherland bind the unlikely pair as they ponder the infinite possibilities of an uncertain future.