2004/2005, 35 min, Music Documentary
St. Petersburg/Russia and Berlin

"Good Bye, Leningrad!" follows 5 musicians from the St. Petersburg based band Pudra. Interplecting images from their daily routines the musicians describe their ties to St. Petersburg and how Pudra was founded. While thus essentially a band portrait the movie at the same time offers a good glimpse into the life of an upcoming St. Petersburg based rock band: most of the musicians moved to the city, they are not full time musicians but have day jobs and they rehearse in the basement of a residential building. The movie is definitively recommendable for anybody interested in Post-Soviet popular music! (Prof. Dr. David-Emil Wickström)

Written and directed by Christine Bachmann
Camera: Thomas Kirchberg
Cutter: Jan Filkorn
Sound: Sebastian Baller
Production: Christine Bachmann and Cultiv e.V.
Funded by: Stiftung West-Östliche Begegnungen

2008 KINOKI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2006 die naTo, Leipzig, Germany
2006 Young Theatre Goettingen, Germany