Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
Alseni Bathily, Lyna Khoudri, Jamil McCraven, Farida Rahouad
12A - Contains infrequent strong language, drug misuse.
Isolated, inventive 16 year old Yuri (an astonishing performance from Alseni Bathily) has lived in Cité Gagarine – a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris – all his life. He dreams of becoming an astronaut, inspired by his namesake and the Gagarine’s too, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, seen in 60s archive footage opening the complex in a more optimistic age. But now the Gagarine is in disrepair and when plans to demolish it are leaked, Yuri joins with friends Diana (Lyna Khoudri) and Houssam (Jamil McCraven) in an attempt to save it – in a stunning, magical turn, transforming the estate into his very own ‘starship’.
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