Lajko - Gypsy in Space
(Lajkó - Cigány az űrben)

feature, HD, 90 minutes

black comedy

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2018. 3. 29.

This black comedy allows us to learn that the first living being in space was not actually a dog called Lajka but a Hungarian crop-sprayer by the name of Lajkó. We discover that, in early 1957, the Soviet Union decides to give Hungary the honour of providing the first cosmonaut to orbit in space. The most suitable candidate turns out to be none other than Lajos Serbán, known to all as Lajkó, whose life as a pilot reflects his lifelong attraction to the stars and an unexplored infinity with outer space. When he is eventually selected for this daring mission, he has little notion of the fact that it is not by chance that his dreams are set to come true...

Creators

Balázs Lengyel Director
Balázs Lengyel, Balázs Lovas Screenplay
György Réder Director of photography
Wanda Kiss Editor
Ádám Balázs Music
Rudolf Várhegyi Sound
Gábor Valcz Visual design
Judit Sinkovics Costumes
Ferenc Pusztai Producer
KMH Film Production company
Tamás Keresztes, József Gyabronka, Tibor Pálffy, Anna Böger, László Fehér, Beniuk Bohdan Cast

Awards

Trieste Science+Fiction Film Festival - 2018 Audience Award

Festivals

Warsaw International Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2018
Prague FEBIOFEST - 2019
Tehran FAJR International Film Festival - 2019
Taipei Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival - 2019
Kosice Art Film Fest - 2019
Saitama Skip City International D-Cinema Festival - 2019 (in competition)

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