37 to Moscow

FESTIVAL. Puk Grasten's debut feature "37," inspired by the infamous murder of Kitty Genovese, is selected for the Competition programme at the Moscow International Film Festival (23-30 June).

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Photo: Regner Grasten Filmproduktion

Puk Grasten's first feature "37" is selected for the Moscow International Film Festival's Competition programme.

The film is inspired by a true story set in 1964, New York, where several neighbors witness the brutal murder and rape of Kitty Genovese and do not intervene. The film peeks into the lives of three disparate families, the lonely neighbor and the doorman. We connect with the neighbors and understand their decisions not to act by following their day-to-day struggles. Inside their apartments the neighbors are dealing with their personal lives and conflicts the same way as they deal with witnessing a murder; if we don’t see, hear or talk about it, then it didn’t happen.

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"37" is produced by Asger Hussain and Yaron Schwartzman for Regner Grasten Produktion and has received production funding from New Danish Screen, the Danish Film Institute's talent programme.

Moscow International Film Festival (23-30 June)


Read more:

New York Times' story on the production of "37": Kitty Genovese Killing Is Retold in the Film 37

New York Times' story on the season 5 "Girls" episode centered on Kitty Genovese, airing the day before Genovese's murderer died in prison: On HBO’s ‘Girls,’ a Kitty Genovese Plot Proves Eerily Timed