Germany 2020, 95 min, Russian, Hebrew & English subtitles

For the people of this small, remote Russian town, spaces originally intended as parking garages are places of refuge where they can actualize their dreams—even when those dreams are very odd.
Life is not easy in this small town, located in the Kola Peninsula beyond the Arctic Circle. Winters are dark and freezing, and summers are not very welcoming either, but dozens of locals have made second homes for themselves in a stretch of tiny garages. Here, they can pretend they are soldiers fighting in World War II, build monstrous vehicles, play musical instruments, drink, get away from everyone, or dig endless underground tunnels. Each one designs his own sealed space, and when the doors open, they reveal entire worlds, surprisingly colorful, and filled with beauty.

Previous Festivals: Berlinale, CPH:DOX


  • The film will be available until September 30th

How it works

Please note that tickets are limited

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Natalija Yefimkina in conversation with Nir Ferber

    Sat 12.09 at 13:00

Director & Script: Natalija Yefimkina
Production: Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker
Production Company: Tamtam Film Gmbh
Editing: Nicole Fischer, Lucia Gerhardt, Markus Schmidt, Barbara Toennieshen
Cinematography: Axel Schneppat
Sound Design: Sebastian Reuter, Paul Wilke

Source: Tam Tam Film


Natalija Yefimkina (*1983) was born in Kiev 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.

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