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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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