Original title: Lajko - Gypsy in Space Director: Balázs Lengyel Cast: Tamás Keresztes,József Gyabronka, Tibor Pálffy, Anna Böger, László Fehér, Beniuk Bohdan Country: Hungary Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 90 Language: Hungarian Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Hungarian National Film Fund Section: Balkan Echoes Sponsors: Balassiho institut - Maďarský institut Praha
In 1957, the USSR offers Hungary the chance to choose the first person to fly to space. A pilot nicknamed Lajkó, who is obsessively hyped about stars, becomes the chosen one. But at the Baikonur base, it turns out it might not be a dream come true. This satirical film plays with the idea that the first living being sent from Earth to space was not a dog named Laika, but a Hungarian Romani.