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Babushka Kristina Wagenbauer

Twenty-five years after she moved away, Canadian filmmaker Kristina Wagenbauer (a participant in the 2019 Talent Lab) returns to her native Russia to visit her grandmother – her Babushka – with whom she spent part of her childhood, in this film brimming with tenderness and humour. The two women reflected in the mirror bear an undeniable resemblance, and each seeks to recognize herself in the other. Plumbing her memories, Wagenbauer hopes to re-establish a lost bond of intimacy and to confront the wounds of the past. Babushka has survived the Second World War, the break-up of the Soviet Union, the void that her daughter and granddaughter left behind when they moved abroad, and, more recently, the death of the love of her life. Despite all of this, she holds to life with a strong spirit of resilience. (Programming Collective)

competition : Short and Medium-Length National Competition

Babushka

  • Country : Canada (Quebec), Russia
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : Russian, French, English
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 25 MIN
  • Cinematography : Kristina Wagenbauer
  • Editing : Xi Feng
  • Production : Line Sander Egede
  • Music : Jean-Sébastien Williams
  • Sound Design : Luc Bouchard
Filmography of Kristina Wagenbauer :

Fuite (2010)
Bowling Chez Denise (2010)
Mila (2012)
Ailleurs Exactement (2014)
Sashinka (2017)
Aujourd’hui ou je meurs (2019)

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