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Babushka

Kristina Wagenbauer / 2021 / 25 min. / Canada, Switzerland and Russia / SUBS FRENCH, ENGLISH

Synopsis

A Canadian director visits her grandmother in Russia after 25 years of separation. Travelling through family memories and those of a country, this roller coaster of emotions invites us into an intimate space for reconciliation.

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay : Kristina Wagenbauer
  • Cinematographer : Kristina Wagenbauer
  • Editor : Xi Feng
  • Sound : Kristina Wagenbauer
  • Sound mix : Stéphane Bergeron
  • Sound editor : Luc Bouchard
  • Music : Jean-Sebastien Williams
  • Production : Line Sander Egede / Tak Films

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Family

Trailer

Biography

Kristina Wagenbauer is a Russian-Swiss-Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal. She lived 1/3 of her life in each country and speaks 5 languages.

After directing, writing, and producing several award-winning short films, she co-wrote and directed Sashinka, her debut feature film, which was supported by Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program.

Her work has been showcased in more than 100 festivals including the Locarno Film Festival, SIFF, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and was nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards as well as Quebec Cinema Awards.

Kristina studied film directing at L’inis and attended the Locarno Filmmaker’s Lab, the Berlinale Talents, the Eave producer’s workshop, The Canadian Academy Program for Women directors, and Groupe Ouest workshop for scriptwriters in France.

Festivals

- 2021 -
In competition | RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, Canada

- 2022 -
In competition | Kingston Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Festival Vues sur mer, Canada
In competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition | Atlanta Film Festival, USA
Prix NETFLIX CANADA & Prix MICROCLIMAT FILMS | Prends ça court!, Canada
In competition | Partie(s) de Campagne, France
In competition | Les Percéïdes, Canada
In competition | Make Dox Creative Documentary Film Festival, North Macedonia
In competition | Portobello Film Festival, UK

Awards

- 2022 -
Prix NETFLIX CANADA et Prix MICROCLIMAT FILMS | Prends ça court!, Canada
Nomination / Best Short Documentary | Canadian Screen Awards, Canada
Nomination / Best Short Documentary | Gala Québec Cinéma, Canada

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