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HOW TO SAVE A DEAD FRIEND
Growing up in Russia in the noughties: music, drugs, depression – and true love. As a teenager, Marusya started to film her boyfriend. 15 years later she still hasn’t stopped. A moving story of addiction and the portrait of a deep bond amid complete hopelessness. Selia Fischer
We present the German premiere of the film.
Camera: Marusya Syroechkovskaya, Kirill Morev. Sound: Yngve Leidulv Sætre. Editing: Qutaiba Barhamji. Music: Feliks Mirensky. Production: Docs Vostok, Sysifos Film, RBB/ARTE. Producer: Ksenia Gapchenko (Docs Vostok), Mario Adamson (Sysifos Film). Length: 103 min. International Sales: Lightdox.