Luk
Natalija Yefimkina
Germany
2020
93
min

Garage People

Show trailer
The fall of the Soviet Union left a vacuum that the people on the fringes of Russia have found their own ways of filling. A quirky and stylish directorial debut.

Northern Russia is more than just ice fishing, babushka dolls and vodka. In a run-down industrial town, far beyond the Arctic Circle, we find the garage collective – endless rows of seemingly uninhabitable sheds, where the locals seek refuge from their bleak everyday lives in their private barracks. Here, you will find everything from fitness trainers and carpenters to war enthusiasts and heavy metal bands. We even meet an old mine worker, who has spent a lifetime trying to excavate basements under the rows of sheds. For all of them, the garage is a haven where there is space to be oneself. And where they can escape from life in a post-Soviet society that does not give them much hope for the future. Natalija Yefemkina's directing debut is a loving ode to the Russian soul, which is still flourishing behind the rusty garage doors. Through subtle and tragic portraits, the audience is invited inside the garage collective's closed chambers, which are just as wonderfully eccentric as the owners themselves.

Title
Garage People
Director(s)
Natalija Yefimkina
Countries
Germany
Run time, min
93
Premiere status
International Premiere
Producer
Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker
Year
2020
Sprog
Sales Contact
Mathieu Dolenc (Tamtam Film), Rise and Shine World Sales
Sprog