16 sunrises
117 minets, France, director: Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff

Space is the place! Half a year on the international space station in a both epic and poetic depiction of everyday life among astronauts. In November 2016, the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet set off on his first mission to space. Six weightless months in orbit about 450 kilometres from Earth, together with an international team of colleagues – and with a copy of Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince in the luggage. For as Pesquet says, the mission’s ultimate goal is to give children and youths something to dream about. The format is epic, and the launch and landing are incredibly exciting to watch. But the best part of it all is that it’s almost like being there yourself.

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