Attempt on Dying
Published 2020 by Edition Frida.
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One year after his father's death, author and director Boris Nikitin begins to write the story of his father's ALS disease. The disease had made short work: from diagnosis to death it takes almost a year. Very early on, the father opens the thought of considering assisted suicide, an EXIT. A statement that changes everything.
In "Attempt on Dying" Nikitin combines the story of this outing with the story of his own coming-out twenty years ago and develops from it a radical and at the same time intimate text about what it means to make the step into the public eye.