2021 | Documentary | 1 x 52′ |  Good Bye, Sowjetunion! (2021) on IMDb

Memories of Big Brother

In the beginning, there was the dream of a better and fairer society. For millions of people; however, the Soviet dream became a nightmare.

After all these years since its collapse, what still remains of the Soviet Union? How can one approach the complex history of the mighty Soviet empire today? Henrike Sandner (*1971 in Dresden) answers these questions in a very personal film. Her film episodically follows the history of the Soviet Union and the Soviet myths of greatness, heroes, new people and a new Soviet culture, based on her own story.

The film lasts 52 minutes and spans the years 1917 to 1991 – a story of contrasts that juxtaposes different perspectives and realities. Private archive footage and photos contrast with “official” news, Soviet film material or DEFA film classics. A “short” and personal history of the Soviet Union

Bettina Offermann | distribution@looks.film

Executive Producer
Regina Bouchehri
Gunnar Dedio

A co-production by
LOOKSfilm, rbb

In cooperation with

Writer & Director
Henrike Sandner

Creative Producer
Ramona Bergmann