bye bye baby
a film by Julia Boxler / 2018
camera Ana Catalá
editor Azamat Altybasov
sound Timothy Lalonde
Bye bye baby invites to an adventurous journey in Kazakhstan. This documental essay tells an autoethnographic story on the comeback of the protagonist in her country of birth – 18 years after the migration of the Kazakhstani-German family. Looking with the protagonist for her blurry post-soviet childhood memories, you can experience the country’s past as a subjective reflection of the present. It is a humorous experimental road movie, which dedicates itself not so much to nostalgia but rather discovers the now of this unknown country and explores contemporary constructions of memories, identities, and cultural history.
Bye Bye Baby was selected for the East Silver Market at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018 in October and held it's national premiere at the Clique.Doc Festival (Central Asia Documentary Competition) on December 9th 2018 in Almaty/Kazakhstan. It got preselected by various film festivals and was also shown at the Festival of Russian-Germans Culture 2019 in Düsseldorf, got screened at the Red Square Festival Berlin 2020, and was showcased in April/May 2021 as part of an art show at Pik Deutz art space in Cologne.
PiK – ‘Projektraum im Kunstwerk’
Instagram artist talk during the group show “Вокзал для двоих. Bahnhof für zwei” curated by Lisa Klosterkötter & Elena Malzew, 1. Mai – 15. Aug. 2021 @ PiK – ‘Projektraum im Kunstwerk’, Cologne
WDR COSMO Radio
Radio po-russki, from min 21.40
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