You can forget. You have to forget. It's impossible to forget... A woman's feelings and thoughts just before having an abortion.
Alina Rudnitskaya was born in 1976. A graduate of St. Petersburg University for Arts and Culture, Department of Film Directing, started her career as an Assistant Director at St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio. In 2002 she directed Communal Residence about communal flats in St. Petersburg as was part of a larger project St. Petersburg 300 dedicated to the city’s anniversary. Her documentary Civil Status (2005) about how the most significant events in people’s lives, such as marriage, birth, divorce, death pass through the everyday routine of the workers of the Civic Status Registering Office, brought her international recognition and won 9 main prizes at international film festivals (Oberhausen, Madrid, Belgrade, Zagreb, Berlin, Greece, Amsterdam, Norway). Her film Bitch Academy (2008) is about the conscious urge to be bitches in Russian women of the early 21st century, the age of initial capitalism.
Letter (2001), Amazons (2003), Communal Residence (2003), Rural Lessons (2004), Civil Status (2005), Besame Mucho (2006), Bitch Academy (aka: “Vixen academy: how to be a bitch”, 2008)