Deutschland, Russland 2017 – Director: Xenia Sigalova – Original language: German, Russian – Subtitles: English

Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. As a young adult, Xenia Sigalova went with her parents to the West. Almost two decades later she returns and hardly recognises her home country. Nowadays she is a filmmaker – what has happened to her friends?

The film will be screened with English subtitles.

English/Original Title: MY RUSSIAN SPRING. German title: WIR TRÄUMTEN VOM FRÜHLING. Writer: Xenia Sigalova. Camera: Alexander Costea. Sound: Alexander Costea, Xenia Sigalova. Editing: Miriam Märk. Music: Jakob Klotz. Production: schöne neue Filme. Producer: Felix Kempter, Alexander Krötsch. Length: 78 min. International Sales: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München


Xenia Sigalova – Voronezh, Russia, 1980

After her highschool degree she studied Graphic Design at the arts college in Voronezh, before she migrated to Germany in 1998. She graduated in documentary filmmaking at the University of Television and Film Munich in 2018. Her current feature documentary film MY RUSSIAN SPRING is her diploma project. Besides her studies she worked for German Television.



EMPTY ORCHESTRA, D 2016, 45 min.
THE OPPOSITE OF WORK, D 2009, 68 min
RUSSIAN STANDARD, D 2006, 14 min.


#The Places you call Home #Nominees FFF Documentary Talent Award #Looking Back #Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Caucasus

Munich Premieres 2018
  • Tuesday
    Rio 1
  • Saturday
    Neues Maxim