LAIKA

feature film - 87 min.
animated puppet sci-fi
dates of principle photography: 2011 - 2017
budget: 2 000 000 EUR
screening format: 2D/3D Digital

story, script, direction: Aurel Klimt
art design: František Lipták, Martin Velíšek
songs: Josef Čermák
music: Marek Doubrava

production: Studio ZVON
co-production: Universal Production Partners, Studio Bystrouška
Česká televize

film was supported by
MEDIA Programme of the European Community
Statni fond kinematografie





Story

Life is not easy for Laika, a dog on the outskirts of a big Russian city. She is caught and forcibly retrained to become a pioneer in astronautics. Soon after her lift-off into space, a number of animals follow that are hurriedly launched from Houston and Baikonur. The animals travel astray, but finally manage, with the help of a black hole, to colonize a faraway planet. After a short period of harmonious, undisturbed co-existence with indigenous life forms, however, first human cosmonaut run ashore on their planet, and their harmonious life, indeed their very survival, are suddenly in jeopardy.

It is fascinating to witness humankind’s hubris with which it puts itself above all other living creation on Earth and decides over their being or non-being, and how particularly pontifical is the human treatment of animals in the name of science. I believe this to be one of the big issues of our time, and particularly suitable for an animated movie.


Creators

story, script, direction
AUREL KLIMT

songs
JOSEF ČERMÁK

MUSIC
MAREK DOUBRAVA

art design
MARTIN VELÍŠEK, FRANTIŠEK LIPTÁK, AUREL KLIMT

animation
JAN ŠTENCL, OlÍVIE DOLANSKÁ

direction of photography
RADEK LOUKOTA

sound
MAREK MUSIL

edit
AUREL KLIMT

supervision of visual effects
BORIS MASNÍK

Gallery





Making of


Contact


Studio ZVON

Zizkovo nam. 53, 285 41 Malesov, Czech Republic

www.studiozvon.eu

Aurel Klimt - producer, director

aurelklimt@seznam.cz

Monika B. Seifertová – PR a festival agent

monika.seifertova@gmail.com



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