WINNER in the Tempo Documentary Award category at this year’s edition of the Tempo documentary festival. The film can be seen on Draken film12 March at 10.00 – 23.59. Buy your online 24-hour pass at Draken Film.
Muzzled by the increasingly autocratic regime of the “depression Federation”, 16-yearold Marusya decides to join her generations’ suicide statistics by year’s end. Then she meets Kimi and an unexpected love story begins between the two millennials caught in the undertow of their oppressive government.
Together, Marusya and Kimi film the euphoria, anxiety and despair of their youth, burning the candle at both ends fuelled by drugs and music. When Kimi’s addiction threatens to make him fade away forever, Marusya’s camera becomes her last chance to save some part of his 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.
Wednesday 8 March, 17.30-19.35, Victoria 4. Followed by a QA with the director. Sunday 12 March, 13.00-14.45, Zita 1.
The film is also streamed onDraken Film for 48 hours on Tuesday March 7 at 18.00