Gagarine 12A

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This film was last shown on 30 September 2021

Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh’s moving feature debut sets its scene in Cité Gagarine – a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris.

Isolated, inventive 16 year-old Yuri (Alseni Bathily) has lived there all his life, having been abandoned by his mother. He dreams of becoming an astronaut, inspired by his namesake, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, seen in archive footage opening the complex in 1963.

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’.


Fanny Liatard
1 hour 37 minutes
Alseni Bathily, Jamil McCraven, Lyna Khoudri


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