Lajko – Gipsy in Space [Lajkó – Cigány az űrben]


Hungary, 2018, 90’
by Balázs Lengyel
anteprima italiana/ italian premiere
Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Balázs Lovas, Balázs Lengyel – Fotografia/Cinematography György Réder – Montaggio/Editing Wanda Kiss – Suono/Sound Rudolf Várhegyi – Musica/Music Ádám Balázs – Interpreti/Cast Tamás Keresztes, József Gyabronka, Tibor Pálffy, Anna Böger – Produttore/Producer Ferenc Pusztai – Produzione/Production KMH Film – Distribuzione internazionale /International Distribution Hungarian National Film Fund

In 1957 the Great Soviet Union decides to give its friendly ally, Hungary, the opportunity to choose the first cosmonaut for the first manned spaceflight. Comrade Jenő Karmazsin knows the best candidate for the job: Lajkó Serbán. The quiet, gypsy man is the first pilot of his ethnicity in Hungary, maybe the whole world. Lajkó has an enormous attraction to stars, that stems from his mother, who introduced him to gypsy astrology and who sadly died in an unfortunate fatal accident caused by one of Lajkó’s rocket experiments. While Lajkó is getting ready for his journey to the stars, he doesn’t know that they chose him for this mission for a reason. The Soviets have already sent five rockets to space, but none of them returned.