• How to Save a Dead Friend

    How to Save a Dead Friend

  • How to Save a Dead Friend

    How to Save a Dead Friend

  • How to Save a Dead Friend

    How to Save a Dead Friend

How to Save a Dead Friend

by Marusya Syroechkovskaya

How to Save a Dead Friend

Germany, France, Norway, Sweden | 2022 | 103:00 min

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Marusya is 16 and, like many Russian teenagers, is determined to end her life. Then she meets her soulmate in another millennial, Kimi. They spend a decade filming the euphoria and anxiety, the happiness and misery of their youth, muzzled by a violent and autocratic regime in the midst of a “depressed Russia”. This film is a cry from the heart, a tribute to an entire silenced generation. [Visions du Réel]
Special Mention – Visions du Reel
IndieLisboa International Film Festival

ACID Cannes

DOK.fest Munich
Wild Dreamer Award – Subversive Film Festival Croatia
Underhill Fest

Documentaire sur grand écran

Resistance Cinema

Golden Apricot IFF

Guanajuato IFF

, Prizren, Kosovo
Nordisk Panorama, Malmö, Schweden
IDFA – Best of Fests
Golden Key – 39 Kassel Documentary FF 
Grand Prix long-métrageat– IFF d'Amiens

Festival Les Ecrans Documentaires
shortlisted European Film Award 'European Documentary'
Youth Jury Award (UPV/EHU) from ZINEBI64

Cork IFF
Grand Jury Prize – 13 DOC NYC 


Cast and Crew
  • Director Marusya Syroechkovskaya
  • Producer Ksenia Gapchenko (Docs Vostok), Mario Adamson (Sisyfos Film )
  • Director of Photography Marusya Syroechkovskaya, Kimi Morev
  • Editor Qutaiba Barhamji
  • Score Felix Mikensky
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