11/15/2020 05:30 pm – Krypta der Marktkirche
Germany 2020 95 min Russian original version with German and English subtitles
by Natalija Yefimkina
Script: Natalija Yefimkina, DoP: Axel Schneppat, Editors: Nicole Fischer, Lucia Gerhardt, Markus Schmidt, Barbara Toennieshen, Production: Tamtam Film, Producers: Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker
“I am myself very impressed of the humanitarian worldview of the film. I have never seen before what Natalija shows us here. Her film, shot in the outer province of Russia, has an universal feature, deeply humanly. I have the impression as I have looked at the core of the Russian soul.” (Werner Herzog)
Natalija Yefimkina was born in Kiev in 1983 to Russian-Ukrainian parents and moved to Germany with her family in 1995. After studying History and Literature in Berlin, she worked as an assistant director and production assistant for feature film productions. After several short documentary works GARAGE PEOPLE (GARAGENVOLK) is her first feature-length documentary and her debut as a director.
Awards (selection): Heiner Carow Award of the DEFA Foundation for Best Film in the section “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany 2020), Werner Herzog Film Award (Werner Herzog Foundation, Munich/Germany 2020), „Audentia Award“ by Eurimages (Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020), Nominee of the German Documentary Film Prize 2020.