Laika - VR 15

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This film was last shown on 8 May 2022

Directed by BAFTA and Academy Award Winning Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna, Diego Maradona), this is Asif's first foray into immersive storytelling bringing together his established cinematic voice to animated Virtual Reality (VR).

Adapted from Nick Abadzis’ 2007 graphic novel, Laika tells the story of planet Earth's first voyager into space, an unwanted stray who became the most famous dog in the world.

Laika is commissioned by StoryFutures Academy (the U.K.'s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling, run by the National Film and Television School, and Royal Holloway, University of London), with support from the BFI Film Fund (award National Lottery funding), Film4 and Epic Games. It is a BFI London Film Festival Initiative.

This will be followed by a Q&A. We're delighted to welcome filmmaker Asif Kapadia for a discussion after each of these special VR performances.


Asif Kapadia
60 minutes


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