GAGARINE – Review by Leslie Combemale

For those living in the cinematic version of Gagarine, it’s as if they are on their own home-world, their own planet. They share the space in communal fashion, looking out for each other. Everyone knows everyone. That’s a good thing for teen optimist Yuri, since his mother has left him behind without word to go live with her new baby and partner. Other residents care for and check on him, though, including Fari (Farida Rahouadj) who feeds him whenever she can get him to stay still. You see, he’s on a mission to keep the building clean, operational, and safe, since no one official seems to care enough to do so. It’s a full time job, even for a 16 year old.

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