How to Save a Dead Friend

  • Marusya Syroechkovskaya
  • Sweden, Norway, France, Germany
  • 2022
  • 103 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests
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
Mario Adamson for Sisyfos Film Production , Ksenia Gapchenko for Docs Vostok
Anita Norfolk for Folk Film, Alexandre Cornu for Les Films du Tambour de Soie
Involved TV Channel
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg/ARTE


World Sales
Anna Berthollet / Lightdox
Festival Handling
Anna Berthollet / Lightdox

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Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests
Supported with €17500 for Classic: Production & postproduction
Round Table Pitch

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