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A Film by Xenia Sigalova

Synopsis

MY RUSSIAN SPRING.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union the parents of filmmaker Xenia Sigalova fled with her to Germany. 20 years later she returns to her homeland to explore what became of her former three best friends. Roman, Vladimir and Alexander grew up in the Soviet Union and had to find their way in Putin’s “new” Russia. On her journey Xenia gets an insight in the life of the “Generation Perestroika” and creates an intimate portrait of today’s Russia.

Director

  • Picture of Xenia Sigalova © Xenia Sigalova

    Xenia Sigalova

    Xenia Sigalova was born 1980 in Voronezh, Russia. After her school degree she studied Graphic Design at the art college in Voronezh, before she migrated to Germany with her parents.
    After taking her high school diploma in Germany, she did several internships at film and television production companies in and around Munich.
    Subsequently she began to study documentary filmmaking at the University of Television and Film Munich. During her studies she accomplished several short and feature documentaries, such as the feature documentary “The opposite of work” (2009) and the medium length documentary “Empty Orchestra” (2016). Both had their premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Munich (Best.Doks). Her current feature documentary film „My Russian Spring“ is her diploma project. The film is a Television coproduction with Bavarian TV and was funded by the Bavarian Film Fund.
    Besides her studies she accomplished more than 30 TV reports for Bavarian TV.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATED FOR THE FFF DOCUMENTARY TALENT AWARD*
    33rd DOK.fest MÜNCHEN (Official Selection, Munich, Germany) May 8, 2018
  • 40th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE (Official Selection, Biberach, Germany)October 31, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTION*
    3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION - FILM*
    1st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SRIGANGANAGAR (Official Selection, Sriganganagar, India)January 19, 2019
  • 4th MEDELLIN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - FESTMEDALLO (Official Selection, Medellin, Colombia)February 14, 2019
  • *JUDGES CHOICE AWARD*
    OPEN WINDOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)February 17, 2019
  • *BRONZE WINNER - BEST FEATURE: DOCUMENTARY* *BRONZE WINNER - BEST MUSIC: FEATURE* *HONORABLE MENTION - BEST DIRECTOR: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE*
    1st QUEEN PALM INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)February 20, 2019
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE*
    4th RAPIDLION - THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 1, 2019
  • 1st HEART OF ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coventry, United Kingdom)March 28, 2019
  • *BEST DOC FEATURE*
    4th SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, CA, USA)July 25, 2019
  • 6th MELGAÇO INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Melgaço, Viana do Castelo, Portugal)July 29, 2019
  • 6th INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL OF IERAPETRA & AWARDS (Official Selection, Crete, Greece)August 3, 2019
  • *AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE*
    5th CONCEPCIÓN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Concepción, Bío Bío, Chile)August 6, 2019
  • 2nd LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)September 11, 2019
  • 4th WORKING TITLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vicenza, Italy)October 1, 2019
  • *BEST DOC FEAUTURE*
    5th BANGKOKTHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangkok, Thailand)October 27, 2019
  • 32nd SOCIETY FOR VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Waltham, MA, USA)November 20, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Xenia Sigalova
Screenplay
Xenia Sigalova
Producer
Alexander Krötsch, Felix Kempter
Director of Photography
Alexander Costea
Sound
Alexander Costea
Editor
Miriam Märk
Sound Design
Andreas Goldbrunner
Music
Jakob Klotz

Cast

Roman Rubanov
Alexander Karpekin
Vladimir Erin

Details

Running Time
78:00 min
Shooting Format
HD DIGITAL
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

HFF München
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 Munich, Germany
Abt. IV. Dokumentarfilm
www.hff-muenchen.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

schöne neue filme.
A. Krötsch & F. Kempter GbR
Kazmaierstr. 19
80335 München

+49 (0)89/ 990 137-08

servus@schoeneneuefilme.de
www.schoeneneuefilme.de

PRODUCER

Alexander Krötsch
a.kroetsch@schoeneneuefilme.de

Felix Kempter
f.kempter@schoeneneuefilme.de

DIRECTOR

Xenia Sigalova
xsigalova@gmx.de