• Garage People

    Garage People

Germany 2020 | 97 min.

Start festival: 04 November 2020, 10.00 am

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Garage People

Russian


Observations from the north of Russia. Behind rusty garage doors are not cars, but a microcosm of varying life stories.
In the inhospitable expanse of a desolate landscape, at the margins of an industrial city where a mining company is the only employer, people’s garages become their only private retreat. Those few square meters hold the promise of freedom and offer a space for alternative lifestyles. They are the secret hideaways of, above all, Russian men. Here they enjoy saunas and make music, breed quail and forge sculptures, or even put in new basements. The garages act as both refuge from the desolate daily grind above the arctic circle, and as a projection screen for big dreams ... The garage architecture gives the film a framework for glimpses into the longings and worries of their inhabitants, who have created their own habitats with a talent for improvisation, tenacity, and humour.
Cast & Crew
Director: Natalija Yefimkina
Writer: Natalija Yefimkina
Camera: Axel Schneppat
Cast: Vitalik, Ilja K., Pavel, Sergej, Victor, Ilja L., Roman

Production: Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker, Tamtam Film
Worldsales: Rise and Shine World Sales
Distributor: MissingFilms
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