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Space Tourists  //  SPACE TOURISTS (Orig.)

DIR: Christian Frei
Switzerland / 95 min

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Recommend this film

This terrific beauty is set in contrast to the crazy trips taken by Kazakh rocket debris collectors in their hunt for the coveted carrot-shaped rocket stages, which literally fall out of the sky and are collected by men with trucks the size of dinosaurs.

With breathtaking images, SPACE TOURISTS takes its audience into a fascinating world full of of wonder and surprise. Encounters with the least likely people imaginable. Places even stranger and more unknown than outer space itself.

About

Director Christian Frei
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography PETER INDERGAND scs
Editing
Music EDWARD ARTEMYEV, JAN GARBAREK, STEVE REICH
Sound FLORIAN EIDENBENZ
Duration 95 min
Year
Country Switzerland
Colour Colour
Tags cosmos, observational, social issues
Production Christian Frei Filmproductions GmbH
Christian Frei Filmproductions GmbH
Country:  Switzerland

Distribution
Festivals

Main Competition
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Main Competition
Cervino CineMountain Film Festival Aosta Valley, Italy July 30 - August 7 2011 WINNER MIGLIOR GRAND PRIX DEI FESTIVAL 2011 Für seine originelle, nicht lineare Filmsprache. Pour l'ecriture cinematographique original et non-lineaire.

Grand Ecran Documentaire
Sunny Side of The Doc La Rochelle, France June 20 - 24 2011

Main Competition
Dignity & Work Gdansk DocFilm Festival Poland May 4 - 8 2011

Official Selection
Jakarta International Film Festival Jakarta, Indonesia Nov 27 – Dec 3rd 2010

Out of Competition
Malatya International Film Festival Malatya, Turkey November 26 – Dec 2nd 2010

In Competition
REGIOFUN International Film Festival Katowice, Poland November 17-21 2010 WINNER 2nd PRIZE REGIOFUN The 2nd award in the documentary film competition of the first edition of the REGIOFUN International Film Festival (statuette and money prize of 3500 EUR) goes to SPACE TOURISTS.

«Caméra-Stylo» Competition
RIDM Montréal Québec, Canada November 10-21 2010

In Competition
Int. Berg+Abenteuer Filmfestival Graz, Österreich November 10-13 2010 WINNER GRAND PRIX GRAZ This film surprised us by taking us into new terrain and fresh perspectives in adventure. An unlikely mix of scrub-metal dealers, former Cold War Space Race and rich American rocket tourists!

Official Selection
Arctic Light Filmfestival Kiruna, Sweden November 3-10 2010

Closing Film
Verzio Doc Film Festival Budapest, Hungary November 2-7 2010

Consulate General of Switzerland
Cultural Foreign Policy Centre Tribute to Christian Frei Los Angeles, USA November 1-5 2010

Natural TIFF, Official Selection
Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo, Japan October 25-18 2010

New York Premiere Paley Center for Media New York, USA October 22nd 2010

Official Selection Bergen International Film Festival Bergen, Norway October 20-27 2010

Perspectivas suizas Doc Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina October 15-24 2010

Int. Documentary Film Festival Meetings in Siberia Novosibirsk, Russia September 3-8 2010

In Competition 7th EBS International Documentary Film Festival (EIDF) Seoul, Republic of Korea August 23-29 2010 WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD EIDF KOREA 2010 The Special jury award is given to SPACE TOURIST by CHRISTIAN FREI for its exceptional cinematography, its art direction and the quality of the editing. This film illustrates in a original way to what extremes our world has come to. By focusing on the paradoxes of results of the space race, this film brings the audience to reflect to what means some people will go to fulfill their passion, while most of the people still live in subnormal conditions. From outer space to rocket garbage, SPACE TOURIST is a capturing documentary.

WINNER SWISS MOVIE PEARL 2010 Christian Frei ist es mit «Space Tourists» eindrucksvoll gelungen, das Materielle und das Immaterielle, das Geistige und das Konkrete der Raumfahrt zu verbinden. Eine ausdrucksstarke Bildebene vereint sich dabei mit einer gleichermassen sorgfältig konzipierten Tonebene zu einem wunderlichen Amalgam. Ein Dokumentarfilm der kraftvoll wie eine Rakete abhebt und doch immer wieder auf den Boden der Realität zurückkehrt.

International Competition DokuFest Prizren Kosovo July 31 – August 7 2010

Contemporary World Cinema Melbourne International Film Festival Australia July 22 – August 8 2010

Official Selection New Zealand Film Festival New Zealand Auckland, July 8 – 25 Wellington, July 16 – August 1 Dunedin, July 23 – August 8 Christchurch, July 29 – August 15 Palmerston North, August 5 – 22 Hamilton, August 12 – 29 Napier, August 18 – September 5 Tauranga, August 26 – September 8 New Plymouth, September 2 – 15 Nelson, September 9 – 23 Greymouth, October 4 – 10 Masterton, October 13 – 27 Gisborne, October 28 – November 10 Whangarei, November 4 – 17

International Showcase Los Angeles Film Festival L.A. USA June 25 2010 10.00 pm June 26 2010 4.15 pm

Sterling World Feature Competition AFI – Discovery Channel Silverdocs Silver Springs, USA June 22 2010 5.00 pm June 24 2010 1.30 pm

Rodos Int. Film And Visual Arts Festival Ecofilms Greece June 22 – 27 2010

Official Selection Biografilm Festival Bologna, Italy June 9 – 14 2010

Official Selection Sydney Film Festival Sydney, Australia June 7 4.45 pm Dendy Opera Quays 2 June 11 12.15 pm The State Theatre

International Environmental Film Festival Official Section FICMA Barcelona, Spain June 1 – 6 2010

Festival of European Co-productions Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgarian National Film Center May 28 – June 4 2010

Out of competition Documenta Madrid 10 Madrid, Spain May 15th 22.45 Cines Princesa

Internationaler Wettbewerb DOK.FEST München Munich, Germany May 9th 18.00 City 2 May 11th 17.30 City 2

Future Doc-Shock Millenium Award Competition Planete Doc Review Warzaw, Poland May 7 - 16 2010

International Competition DocAviv Tel Aviv, Israel May 7th 14.30 Cinematheque May 8th 12.00 ZOA

International Documentary Film Competition TRT Istanbul, Turkey May 7 - 21 2010

International Competition DOCVILLE 2010 Leuven, Belgium May 1st 22.30 May 6th 19.00

Special Presentation / Canadian Premiere Hot Docs Toronto, Canada May 5th 7.00 pm 2010 May 6th 1.45 pm 2010

Conversations in Film London International Documentary Festival London, England April 29th – May 8th 2010

In Competition OXDOX - Documenting the Real World International Film Festival Oxford, England April 12th – 26th 2010

International Features Florida Film Festival Orlando, USA April 16th, 6.30 pm 2010 April 18th, 12.00 pm 2010

Irish Film Institute Documentary Film Festival Stranger than Fiction Dublin, Ireland April 16th 12.15 2010

Gaze into Life - Competition International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs Belgrade, Serbia April 13th – 20th 2010 WINNER BEST PHOTOGRAPHY PETER INDERGAND - BELDOCS 2010 Peter Indergand wins "Best Photography Award" for his «Brilliant camera work showing us an rarely seen parallel world.»

Golden Tulip Competition International Istanbul Film Festival Istanbul, Turkey April 3rd – 18th 2010

Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris“ Vilnius IFF Vilnius, Lithuania March 18th – April 2nd 2010

European Documentary Film Festival Oslo In Competition Eurodok 2010 Oslo, Norway March 17th – 21st 2010 WINNER EURODOK AWARD 2010 «This year's award winner is a sober cinematic narrative in which we are taken on a spectacular journey, where we as viewers are seated in first class. It focuses on a central issue in our time: The ambivalence that human beings feel between whether to materialize our dreams or to allow our dreams to remain dreams. We like the director's approach: the film does not reduce the world to ideas, but preserves the complexity and ambivalence of the world, and manages to simultaneously capture both the down to earth and dreamy part of human existence.» - The award for best documentary goes to SPACE TOURIST!

International Documentary Film Festival In Competition Zagrebdocs Zagreb, Croatia February 28th – March 7th 2010

North American Premiere World Cinema Documentary Competition SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL January 21-31 2010 WINNER SUNDANCE 2010 WORLD CINEMA DIRECTING AWARD: DOCUMENTARY «For its masterful and poetic approach to a complex story of history, humanity and fantasy - taking place between earth and space…»

International Premiere Competition for Feature-Length Documentaries International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA Amsterdam, The Netherlands November 23rd 2009

World Premiere - Gala Screening Out of Competition Zurich Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland October 2nd 2009

Awards


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