Sweden / Norway / France / Germany, 2022, 104mn 
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 How to Save a Dead Friend

 How to save a dead friend

Produced by : Ksenia GAPCHENKO (Ксения ГАПЧЕНКО)
Other persons :
Producers : Ksenia Gapchenko, Mario Adamson/Марио Адамсон, Anita Norfolk/Анита Норфолк, Alexandre Cornu
монтажёр/montage : Кутаиба Бархамджи/ Qutaiba Barhamji
Companies : Docs Vostok, Sisyfos Film Production, Folk Film, Les Films de Tambour de Soie
Site : IMDb
Release date in France : 2023-06-28, Site

Awards :
Special Jury prize, Artdocfest / Asia : 12/04 - 15/04/2023, Artdocfest, Different cities (World), 2023
Jury Special Mention Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2022
Youth Jury Prize Film Festival Ghent, Ghent (Belgium), 2022

Plot synopsis
A decade in Russia as seen through the prism of the director's personal story dedicated to her first love and loss.
Marusya and Kimi are inseparable lovers coming-of-age as Russia’s nationalistic 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.

"Filmer m’a donné le sentiment de faire quelque chose de ma vie" : rencontre avec Marusya Syroechkovoskaya, réalisatrice russe du documentaire How to save a dead friend, Marusya SYROYECHKOVSKAYA, Interview,, 2023
How to Save a Dead Friend : la génération No Future de Vladimir Poutine, Olivier UBERTALLI, Le Point, 2023
How to save a dead friend ? de Marusya Syroechkovskaya, Robin VAZ,, 2023
How to Save a Dead Friend : la Russie, la jeunesse, les drogues et l’amour, Bruno DERUISSEAU, Les Inrockuptibles, 2023
How to save a dead friend un documentaire choc sur la jeunesse post-soviétique dans une 'Russie de la déprime',, 2023
Marusya Syroechkovskaya – How To Save A Dead Friend, Alexandre LEBRAC, Culturopoing, 2023
Tombeau musical et cinématographique pour Kimi, Anne SCHNEIDER,, 2023
How to Save a Dead Friend remporte l'Explore Award 2022 du Festival du film de Gand,, 2022
Маруся Сыроечковская: «У тебя есть власть только над разрушением себя», Marusya SYROYECHKOVSKAYA, Павел ПУГАЧЕВ,, 2022
Festival de Cannes : dans le documentaire How to save a dead friend ? une réalisatrice russe présente son pays comme la 'Fédération de la dépression', Marusya SYROYECHKOVSKAYA, Cédric COUSSEAU,, 2022
Marusya Syroechkovskaya : « La Russie est un pays de dépressifs et un État devenu totalitaire », Olivier UBERTALLI, Le Point, 2022
Marusya Syroechkovskaya: How to Save a Dead Friend (2022), Birgit BEUMERS, Kinokultura, 2022

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2023-06-28
- Russian cinema beyond borders, (France), 2023
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2023
- Artdocfest, Different cities (World), 2023
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2022
- Film Festival Ghent, Ghent (Belgium), 2022
- New Cinema Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2022
- Festival international du film d'Amiens, Amiens (France), 2022
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2022
- International Documentary and Short Film Festival . DOKUFEST, Prisren (Kocovo), 2022
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2022
- International Independent Film Festival IndieLisboa, Lisbon (Portugal), 2022
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2022