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    When

    08/07/2023    
    16:30

    Where

    y Arena Cinema
    Bulgaria Blvd 8, Smolyan

    Event Type

    Marusya and Kimi are inseparable lovers coming-of-age as Russia’s nationalistic dreams take hold. Turning Marusya’s camera on themselves, the two capture the euphoric anxiety of their youth, burning the candle at both ends — but as one light burns brighter, the other may be extinguished forever. A message from a silenced generation.

     

    Sweden/ Norway/ France/ Germany, 2022, 103 min., Russian with English and Bulgarian subtitles

     

    Script: Marusya Syroechkovskaya

    Director: Marusya Syroechkovskaya

    Cinematography:  Marusya Syroechkovskaya, Kimi Morev

    Music:  Felix Mikensky

    Production: DOCS VOSTOK, Sisyfos Film Production

     

    Director’s Biography:

    Marusya Syroechkovskaya (1989) is a Moscow-born award-winning filmmaker and visual artist, who had to flee Russia as the March 2022 crackdown on opposition voices increased. She studied filmmaking at the School for Documentary Film in Moscow under prof. Marina Razbezhkina and received her MA in Film Directing at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Her student short, Exploration of Confinement received a Jury Award at the New Orleans Film Festival 2013 and qualified for the 2013 Academy Awards. It was selected at many international film festivals.