The debut feature film by Fanny Liatard And Jérémy Trouilh, acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival, arriving in the next few days in Italian cinemas, it is shown with a new clip completely in Italian.
Gagarine – Protect what you lovenew clip available
The film was shot in the apartments and courtyards of the huge public housing complex Cité Gagarinein collaboration with its residents, shortly before its demolition which took place in 2019. Inspired by this real news story, the story of Gagarine – Protect what you love comes to life right in the banlieue south of Paris, where the red brick complex of the same name Cité Gagarine stands, once a symbol of modernity and progressbut which is now about to be demolished after years of decay and neglect.
Among the 370 families waiting to be assigned to other homes there are those who are more ready than others to say goodbye to such a significant place, but above all it is the sixteen year old Youri, who grew up there, not wanting to resign. As the apartments around him empty and construction sites and workers multiply, the boy who bears the name of the first man in space (and who inaugurated the housing project that bears his name in the 1960s) puts his engineering talent and a “cosmic” fantasy at the service of a dream: save Cité Gagarine.
Gagarine – Protect what you love will take you in an extraordinary visual journey through the consequences of history and the dreamy determination of Youri, a shy teenager, able to challenge the inspectors of the Paris municipality, fixing bulb after bulb, with the aim of rdelay the cancellation of his world.
Gagarine – Protect what you love will arrive in theaters from 19 May and will be distributed by UBU workshops.
Youri, 16, has lived her entire life in Cité Gagarine, a vast red-brick social housing project located on the outskirts of Paris. From the top of his apartment, Youri has always dreamed of becoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish the real estate complex are leaked, Youri joins the “resistance”. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the huge apartment complex into his “spaceship”, before he disappears into space forever.