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How to Save a Dead Friend

Marusya Syroechkovskaya
2022 - Sweden / Norway / France - 1h43

Screenings : friday 27 - 11:15 am - Centre de congrès - Amphi Jardin - presented and followed by a debate with la réalisatrice saturday 28 - 5:00 pm - Centre de congrès - Amphi Jardin
Marusya and Kimi are inseparable lovers coming-of-age as Russia's authoritarian dreams take hold. Turning Marusya's camera on themselves, the two capture the euphoric anxiety of their youth, burning the candle at both ends - but as one light burns brighter, the other may be extinguished forever. A message from a silenced generation.
Marusya Syroechkovskaya
Marusya Syroechkovskaya was born in 1989 in Moscow. She had to leave Russia due to the crackdown on opposition forces in March 2022. Marusya studied film direction at the Moscow Documentary Film School under the direction of Marina Razbezhkina and gained a Masters in film directing from the Moscow Contemporary Art Institution (with honours). Her student short, Exploration of Confinement, won a Jury Prize at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2013. Her training has included workshops such as Ex Oriente Film, Flahertiana, and IDFAcademy. Marusya held a 2015 Nipkow scholarship in Berlin. How To Save a Dead Friend is her first feature, shot over a number of years.

Screenplay : Marusya Syroechkovskaya
Cinematography : Kimi Morev, Marusya Syroechkovskaya
Sound : Yngve Leidulv Sætre, Thomas Angell Endresen
Editing : Qutaiba Barhamji
Music : Felix Mikensky

Production : Sisyfos Film Production, Folk Film, Les Films du Tambour de Soie

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