synopsis

 

Baikonur, home to the old Soviet Space Program, is still the place where astronauts begin their journey to the International Space Station.

Andrea Sorini’s remarkable documentary, all of whose images are spectacular in their formal rigour and compositional beauty, depicts the region's ruins and its exotic strangeness (cows inhabit a colourful modernist bus stop, camels roam the streets), as well as the ongoing use of the space centre and the launch of a manned rocket heading to the ISS.

More info at www.baikonur.earth

 

FAR FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD, JUST ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE UNIVERSE.

synopsis

 

Baikonur, home to the old Soviet Space Program, is still the place where astronauts begin their journey to the International Space Station.

Andrea Sorini’s remarkable documentary, all of whose images are spectacular in their formal rigour and compositional beauty, depicts the region's ruins and its exotic strangeness (cows inhabit a colourful modernist bus stop, camels roam the streets), as well as the ongoing use of the space centre and the launch of a manned rocket heading to the ISS.

More info at www.baikonur.earth

 

FAR FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD, JUST ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE UNIVERSE.