1991: the USSR disintegrates and Cuba enters a dire economic crisis. Sergio, a radio ham and professor of Marxism, struggles to provide for his family. Meanwhile Sergei, the last Soviet cosmonaut, finds himself nearly forgotten on the Mir space station. By chance, Sergio and Sergei make contact and strike up a friendship that will help both men to face the huge changes transforming their respective countries. Meanwhile, Sergio’s communications with the Russian cosmonaut and Peter, a radio ham from New York, are under covert surveillance. This joyful political satire is great fun to watch, packed with absurdist comedy and warm-hearted characters.
UK Premiere/ Sergio & Sergei
Directed by Ernesto Daranas