WHO’S IN IT?

Alséni Bathily (film debut), Lyna Khoudri (The Specials), Jamil McCraven (Nocturama), Finnegan Oldfield (Marvin), Farida Rahouadj (Lovers), Denis Lavant (Holy Motors), Cesar ‘Alex’ Ciurar (film debut), Rayane Hajmessaoud (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Fanny Liatard (film debut) and Jérémy Trouilh (film debut), directors, writers; Benjamin Charbit (The Trouble with You), writer; Julie Billy (The Ciambra) and Carole Scotta (The Class), producers; Amin Bouhafa (Timbuktu), Evgueni Galperine (Loveless) and Sacha Galperine (Corpus Christi), composers; Victor Seguin (Revenir), cinematographer; Daniel Darmon (film debut), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Youri (Bathily) is a young teen living alone in the rundown Parisian estate of Gagarine, which was named after famed Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin, whom Youri is also named after. When the estate is evacuated and primed for demolition, only Youri remains in an attempt to stop the home he loves from being destroyed…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

This incredibly sweet blend of magical realism and hard-knuckle drama makes for effective viewing, not least because it contains the most likeable stranded spaceman (of sorts) since The Martian.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, AND AVAILABLE TO RENT EXCLUSIVELY ON CURZON HOME CINEMA

 

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