(2005, drama) A Rock Films Production with the Federal Film and Culture Agency Directed by Aleksei Uchitel Starring Yevgeny Mironov, Yevgeny Tzyganov, Irina Pegova
Appeared as Konyok
Set against the backdrop of the Soviet Union's first satellite launch, this quiet drama tells the tale of a simple lad who leads a carefree existence in a Russian port town. Konyok (Yevgeny Mironov) cooks cutlets, bikes around town and makes love in the forest with his girlfriend. Together they longingly search the sky for signs of the new satellite. When a stranger slips into the small town, he generally arouses suspicion but captures Konyok's imagination. The secretive man is a skilled boxer and owns a contraband transistor radio; more striking yet is his steely gaze, full of achievement and purpose. As the mystery of the man's origin deepens, Konyok labors to mold himself after his newfound hero and finds his own fate changed. Winner of several film awards, Dreaming of Space captures a delicate short-lived moment preceding the space race that was filled with patriotic zeal, blissful uncertainty and youthful aspiration.