How to Save a Dead Friend
Muzzled by the increasingly autocratic regime of the “Depression Federation”, 16-year-old Marusya decides to join her generations’ suicide statistics by year’s end. Then she meets Kimi and a love story begins between the two millennials caught in the undertow of their oppressive government. Together, Marusya and Kimi film the euphoria, anxiety and misery of their youth. When Kimi’s drug addiction surfaces, Marusya’s camera becomes her last chance to save the fragile soul. Filmed over the course of 12 years, How to Save a Dead Friend is a personal cry from the heart, and a message from a silenced generation. It is an unbreakable love story existing in a destructible world.
FNC 2022 — Fipresci Prize
Co-presented with Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
EST - English subtitles