Dreaming of Space


Director: Alexey Uchitel

Screen Play by: Alexander Mindadze

Director of Photography: Yury Klimenko

Art-director: Vera Zelinskaya

Costume designer: Galina Deeva

Make-up artist: Klavdiya Malish

Sound Director: Kirill Vasilenko

Composer: Leonid Desyatnikov

Editor: Elena Andreeva Gleb Nikulskiy

Starring: Eugeny Mironov Eugeny Tsyganov Irina Pegova Elena Lyadova Dmitry Mulyar

Producer: Alexey Uchitel

Production: Rock Films with the support of the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography

Country of production: Russia

Genre: Drama

Time: 87 min


The USSR, 1957 – time of hope and genuine belief that the future will undoubtedly be bright. The Soviet satellite is conquering space, and on the Earth, in a little port city, the bright beaming eyes of Konyok and Lara - a naive restaurant cook and his waitress girlfriend - follow the movement of the satellite with hope and excitement. Their romance is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious stranger, Gherman. He knows for sure that one can not run away from this country. One can only fly. Or swim. The guys are absolutely different: the first is a provincial and simple one, the other is a cynical newcomer from the big world. Their strange relationship resembles boxing which was the initial reason of their acquaintance: it is kicked off with punches, blood, and cut lips. But everything that happens to them makes them closer and closer – but how will it end? 

  • Awards
    The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia "Golden Eagle"

    Best Screenplay, Best director, Nominee for the Best Film, Best Photography, Best Actor, Best Production Director, Best Sound.

  • Prize
    XXVII Moscow International Film Festival

    Golden George for the Best Film

  • Awards
    National Academy Awards Nika

    Best Photography, Best Actor, Nominee for the Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Best Costume Designer.

  • Award

    Best Photography Work

  • Award
    VII KinoRurik Film Festival

    Best Film

  • Award
    The National Russian Cinema Press and Critics Award "Zolotoy Oven"

    Best Actor, Best Screenplay