2021 | Certificate: 12A | Running time: 98 mins | Genre: Drama
Director: Fanny Liatard
Cast: Alseni Bathily, Jamil McCraven, Lyna Khoudri
The film follows Yuri, 16, who has lived all his life in Gagarine Towers, a vast red-brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. From the heights of his apartment, he dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish his community's home are leaked, Yuri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the estate into his own "starship". Yuri is played by Alseni Bathily who is making his terrific acting debut, Lyna Khoudri and Jamil McCraven round out the main cast as his two confidants.