Russia inside

    YOUTH: For many young Russians, anyone older than 30 is a cunt.

    In times when ideological block-thinking celebrates its triumphs, and whole populations are reduced to enemies or friends, aggressors or resistant friends, films that offer a more detailed view behind the gates on daily life questions and problems of all the people not-in-focus are precious contributions. In How to Save a Dead Friend, Marusya Syroechkovskaya takes a camera in her hand and starts to film her life «in the darkness». She documents up from the beginning the self-destructive ambience of common life. At the age of 14, she lost some friends around her through suicide. Her comment: «When anyone says Russia’s exclusively for Russian, I think bullshit. Everyone knows Russia’s for the depressed».

    How to Save a Dead Friend, a film by Marusya Syroechkovskaya
    How to Save a Dead Friend, a film by Marusya Syroechkovskaya

    Make no mistake

    From the beginning, she makes no mistake in showing where . . .

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    Dieter Wieczorek
    Wieczorek is a film critic and regular contributor to Modern Times Review.
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