On the occasion of the Viennale 2019, directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter presented the documentary Space Dogs, the first work produced by Raumzeit Filmproduktion, founded by them. Cinema Austriaco had the opportunity to have a chat with them and learn more about their important film and their careers as directors and producers. Interview by Marina Pavido.
With an elliptical structure that shows us fascinating images from space, Space Dogs – directed by Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter and premiered at the Viennale 2019 – takes us to the nocturnal streets of Moscow, where we begin to follow the everyday life of two stray dogs during a real fight for survival, as a result of which the strongest one is the one who stays alive. According to this principle, dogs are still being selected from the streets in Russia in order to choose the most suitable ones to be launched into space.