Russia, 2005, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
Dreaming of Space
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Космос как предчувствие


 Le Cosmos comme pressentiment

 Kosmos kak predchuvstvie

Directed by : Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr MINDADZE (Александр МИНДАДЗЕ)
Yevgeni MIRONOV (Евгений МИРОНОВ) ...Pavel Kon’kov
Dmitry MULIAR (Дмитрий МУЛЯР) ...Gagarine
Yevgeni TSYGANOV (Евгений ЦЫГАНОВ)
Cinematography : Yuri KLIMENKO (Юрий КЛИМЕНКО)
Sound : Kirill VASILENKO (Кирилл ВАСИЛЕНКО)
Production : Rock Films
Film revenue in Russia : 0.697 million dollars
format : 35 mm
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Awards :
Best directing Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2006
Best Screenplay Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2006
Best Cinematography "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2006
Best actor Yevgeni MIRONOV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2006
First prize Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2005

Plot synopsis
1957. The USSR launched the first artificial satellite into space and a new spirit began to emerge from a people living in captivity in their own country, people cloaked in the paranoia of secrecy. It now seemed to them that a wonderful era of freedom lay ahead, not only an earthly freedom but a cosmic freedom as well.
Dreaming of Space is the story of the gullible and open Konyok, a cook and boxer living in the restricted zone of a seaport who befriends the enigmatic Gherman, a former political prisoner secretly obsessed with defecting. While his boxing trainer is determined to uncover Gherman’s secret, Konyok simply yearns for Gherman’s friendship and the love of Lara, a waitress, whose job serving on foreign ships could help Gherman’s plan.
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Commentaries and bibliography
Александр Попов. От декаданса к коммерческому кино: творческий путь Алексея Учителя [A propos de l'oeuvre du réalisateur Aleksei Outchitel], Александр ПОПОВ, Kinopressa, 2023
Aleksei Uchitel', Dreaming of Space [Kosmos kak predchuvstvie] (2005), Katerina CLARK,, 2005

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2007
- Russian Art Festival, Cannes (France), 2006
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2006
- Days of Russian cinema in Valence, Valencia (France), 2006
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2006
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2006
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2006
- Russian Nights, Los Angeles (USA), 2006
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2005
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2005
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2005
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2005
- Festival Kinoblick, Stuttgart (Germany), 2005
- Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2005
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2005
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2005
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2005
- "Vyborg" Russian Film Festival (formerly ''A Window to Europe''), Vyborg (Russia), 2004