Dir: Nicolás Alcalá
Spain | 79min | 2013
The Cosmonaut tells the story of Stas, Andrei and Yulia, who are pulled apart by ambition and love. Set against the backdrop of the Russian space program, this stunningly photographed film is a classic tale of a three-way friendship gone awry, mixing personal pain with cosmic themes of distant places and times. This new crowd-funded film, by the Riot Cinema Collective, sits at the centre of a ‘story-universe’ featuring text, photo, audio, and film, cementing its place at the forefront of transmedia storytelling.
A team of filmmakers receive an unexpected call from a girl called Anna while documenting The Cosmonaut, a film about the legend of the lost cosmonauts.
She claims to be the granddaughter of a real lost cosmonaut and, possibly, the true first man in space before Yuri Gagarin, and persuades them to change their plan and embark on a journey to find out the truth.