To the Lake

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Surviving Together: Valeriy Fedorovich and Evgeniy Nikishov

The Russian thriller series To the Lake follows an unlikely group of people dealing with loss and unresolved interpersonal conflicts, all the while struggling to survive amidst a deadly epidemic. Uncannily prescient, the show debuted in 2019 and its depiction of violence and grief shocked viewers, but they were even more shocked when a mere two months later Russia’s first cases of the novel Coronavirus appeared, and the era of lockdown began.