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London Premiere: How to Save a Dead Friend (18*) + Zoom Q&A with Director Marusya Syroechkovskaya

Chronic Youth Film Festival

Still from How To Save A Dead Friend

Filmed over 12 years and pieced together across 8 formats, How to Save A Dead Friend chronicles director Marusya Syroechkovskaya’s adolescence in Russia’s silenced generation. 

As the “Depression Federation’s” global ambitions take hold, voices are silenced and young people fall through the cracks of a broken society. It is against this backdrop that love blossoms, saving the young filmmaker from joining the country’s daunting suicide statistics. In turn, we learn the lengths she will go to to return the favour.

Following the screening, there will be a live Zoom Q&A with Director Marusya Syroechkovskaya.

Please note, this film contains themes and footage that some viewers may find upsetting. Further details can be found in the Content Warning below.

Tagged with: Cinema Chronic Youth 2023

Sweden/Norway/France/Germany, 2022, dir Marusya Syroechkovskaya, 103 min, Cert. 18

This is screening as part of Chronic Youth Film Festival 2023.

Content Warning

Please note - this film contains drug use, strong swearing, injury detail, reference to self-harm, suicide and footage that some viewers may find upsetting.

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