Garage People

Director Natalija Yefimkina/Germany

Filmmaker Natalija Yefimkina’s directorial debut is dedicated to the Russian man’s refuge, the garage, in the inhospitable area of Northern Russia on the Kola Peninsula.

With humorous, unpredictable and bizarre scenes, GARAGE PEOPLE tells the story of Russian men and the celebration of their private independence as they embellish their garages at their own discretion into parallel worlds. We hear tales – both tragic and lighthearted – that allow us to gaze into the deep souls of Russian men who scarcely speak for themselves – or with each other, sharing their concerns, fears and joys. In this way, we gain an insight into an everyday reality that takes place in secret.

  • World Premiere: Berlinale 2020 (section „Perspektive Deutsches Kino“)
  • Werner Herzog Film Award 2020
  • Nomination German Documentary Award 2020
  • Nomination German Camera Award 2021 for Axel Schneppat