In the summer of 2019, Why Don’t You Just Die! wowed Fantasia at a jam-packed screening. Chronicling the vengeful efforts of Matvey against a father who dun wronged his girlfriend, WDYJD! is a Chekovian chamber drama doused with a bucketful of comedy and filled with as much violence as can be crammed into a three-room apartment.
Maintaining a healthy social distance of 4,200 miles, Giles Edwards spoke with Kirill Sokolov, the director of Fantasia’s “New Flesh Award“-winning feature debut, Why Don’t You Just Die! (For the Russian title, give the interview a listen; we won’t be using such foul language on this website… not in writing, anyway.) Rest assured that Mr Sokolov is alive, well, writing, and eager to start his next project. Audio interview is embedded below.
As a bonus, here is the first scene of Why Don’t You Just Die?