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Marusya Syroechkovskaya

How to Save a Dead Friend

Official Selection 103' - 2022 - Documentary - Dialogue: Russian
Director: Marusya Syroechkovskaya Composer: Felix Mikensky With: Marusya Syroechkovskaya, Tatyana Moreva, Kimi Morev
A gut-punch of a documentary about the past years in Putin's Russia, a country that has seemingly given up on its youth. A heartbreaking debut.
Marusya is 16 and, like many Russian teenagers, is determined to end her life. Then she meets her soulmate in another millennial, Kimi. They spend a decade filming the euphoria and anxiety, the happiness and misery of their youth, muzzled by a violent and autocratic regime in the midst of a “depressed Russia”. This film is a cry from the heart, a tribute to an entire silenced generation.
“For anyone currently wondering about the condition of nonconformist youth in Russia this film makes a fascinating watch – although the picture it presents is more than a little desolate. This documentary memoir cum love letter is moving, harrowing and, despite everything, hopeful; above all, it is fearsomely candid.” - Screen Daily

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Credits

Director

Marusya Syroechkovskaya

Composer

Felix Mikensky

With

Marusya Syroechkovskaya, Tatyana Moreva, Kimi Morev

Scenario

Marusya Syroechkovskaya

Editor

Qutaiba Barhamji, Qutaiba Barhamji

Producer

Ksenia Gapchenko, Mario Adamson

Production studios

Sisyfos Film & Docs Vostok Production

More information

Dialogue

Russian

Countries of production

Norway, Germany, France, Sweden

Year

2022

Filmography

Marusya Syroechkovskaia
Chistiy chelovek (short, 2012), Exploration of Confinement (Short, 2013), How to Save a Dead Friend (2022)

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