HOW TO SAVE A DEAD FRIEND

France, Germany, Norway, Sweden 2022 – Director: Marusya Syroechkovskaya – Original language: Russian – Subtitles: English

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.

No youth rating

 

Note

This film contains explicit depictions of self-injurious acts.

 

Marusya Syroechkovskaya

Marusya Syroechkovskaya studied film directing in her hometown Moscow. Together with the producer Ksenia Gapchenko, she founded the production company "Docs Vostok", which specializes in artistic documentary film. Her films have been shown at festivals in Cluj, Cannes and New Orleans.

Filmography

HOW TO SAVE A DEAD FRIEND, SE/NO/FR/GE 2022, 90 Min.
EXPLORATION OF CONFINEMENT, RU/US 2013, 19 min.
THE PURE ONE, RU 2011, 35 min.

 

Shortlist VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international

Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.

#Limited Films #Struggle for Visibility: Mental Lifeworlds #Europe #A Question of Desire: Love & Sex #Looking back: Coping with the Past #Best Doks

DOK.international 2022
  • Friday
    05/06/22
    17:30
    City 2
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Ksenia Gapchenko (producer)
  • Monday
    05/09/22
    21:00
    Neues Rottmann
    Original with English subtitles
  • Wednesday
    05/11/22
    18:00
    Neues Maxim
    with English subtitles, Q&A with M. Syroechkovskaya (dir.), Ada Laub (sound)
  • Friday
    05/13/22
    18:30
    Deutsches Theater Silbersaal
    with English subtitles, Q&A with M. Syroechkovskaya (dir.), Ada Laub (Sound)
  • Sunday
    05/15/22
    22:00
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles

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