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"Artdocfest Open" competition program
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How to save a dead friend
  • 104 min
  • Russian
  • English
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A young woman recounts her love story against the backdrop of Russia’s troubled first decade of the 21st century. A heartfelt chronicle of Marusya and Kimi’s 12-year-long relationship, wrought with addiction and mental health issues, paints a portrait of an entire generation struggling to find themselves and feeling extremely vulnerable.

Film crew
  • Director:
    Marusya Syroechkovskaya
  • Screenwriter:
    Marusya Syroechkovskaya
  • Cinematographer:
    Marusya Syroechkovskaya, Kimi Morev
  • Producer:
    Ksenia Gapchenko, Mario Adamson
  • Composer:
    Felix Myckensky
  • Sound operator:
    Ada Laub
  • Theme:
    Lifestyle, Psychology, Philosophy
  • Film studio:
    Docs Vostok, Sisyfos Film
  • Language:
  • Subtitles:
  • Artdocfest 2023
    Jury Special Mention Award
  • International festivals
    Grand Jury Prize of DOC NYC
  • International festivals
    Amiens International Film Festival