In "The Challenge" a surgeon played by 38-year-old Yulia Peresild—one of Russia's most glamorous actresses—is sent to the ISS to save a cosmonaut injured during a spacewalk.
Image: Andrey Borodulin, Ivana Jurisa / Afptv / Krasny Kvadrat / Pervy Kanal / NASA TV / AFP
The first feature film shot in space premiered in Russian cinemas on Thursday, as Moscow exulted in beating a rival Hollywood project amid a confrontation with the West.
"The Challenge" is about a surgeon dispatched to the International Space Station (ISS) to save an injured cosmonaut.
Russia sent an actress and a film director for a 12-day stint on the ISS in October 2021 to film scenes aboard the orbiting laboratory.