Set against the rise of Russia’s authoritarian regime, filmmaker Marusya Syroechkovskaya paints an homage to both a silenced generation and her lover and best friend Kimi. How to Save a Dead Friend (2022), is a whirlwind of emotions capturing a unique intimacy of an anxious youth, a relationship tellingly universal that brings hope still in death. Speaking with Hugo, Marusya reveals the toils and vulnerabilities of crafting a story from a catalogue of documented memories.

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Films mentioned

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  • How to Save a Dead Friend (Marusya Syroechkovskaya, 2022)
  • Nowhere (Gregg Araki, 1997)

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