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Film screening: At Close Distance


From 21 May 2022




Garage Auditorium
Film screening: <i>At Close Distance<i/>Film screening: <i>At Close Distance<i/>


A film actress and a migrant worker from Kyrgyzstan, who has fainted at her door, find themselves self-isolated in one St. Petersburg apartment. Grigoriy Dobrygin’s new film is a minimal and cleverly written comedy about closeness and alienation—the two notions that have acquired new meanings during the pandemic.

A food delivery courier, who has come to St. Petersburg from Kyrgyzstan for work, faints by the door of a designer flat that belongs to a famous actress (Ksenia Rappoport). The two have to isolate together until they get the confirmation that neither of them has Covid-19.

At Close Distance is a classical story of two very different people locked together in a small space. She is an actress, a star, and a celebrity, who is used to having her personal space to herself. He is a migrant worker who does not speak Russian and has his own ways of surviving in a big foreign city. The contrast and the almost wordless awkward communication between them create a fine absurdist drama—less about the fear of contact with the other than about the fear and the unwillingness of knowing oneself.

At Close Distance
Director: Grigoriy Dobrygin
Russia, Lithuania, 2021. 97 min. 18+


Standard: 350 RUB
Student: 250 RUB*


  Garage Members: 175 RUB.

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

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* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility