Russia, 2007, 31mn 
Colour, documentary
Bitch Academy
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Как стать стервой ?


 Comment devenir une garce ?

 Kak stat stervoy ?

Directed by : Alina RUDNITSKAYA (Алина РУДНИЦКАЯ)
Writing credits : Alina RUDNITSKAYA (Алина РУДНИЦКАЯ)
Cinematography : Sergey MAKSIMOV (Сергей МАКСИМОВ)
Music : Andrey ORLOV (Андрей ОРЛОВ)
Produced by : Vyacheslav TELNOV (Вячеслав ТЕЛЬНОВ)
Production : St Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
An improbable symbol of modern Russia is displayed in this tragicomic verité on the aspirations of young women. In a progressive twist on assertiveness training, a middle-aged, paunchy Casanova (who surely loves his job) gives classes on how to seduce the male using role play, styling critiques and sexy dancing. Their ultimate goal is to hitch a millionaire, and though there's much humour in the situation, the occasional tears and telling looks remind us that the insecurities of real lives are being laid bare.
Source : Mark Webber,

Commentaries and bibliography
Comment devenir une garce ? (2007) [Alina Roudnitskaïa], Julien MORVAN, Perestroikino, 2021
RUSSIA BEYOND : Sept films documentaires russes qui vous captiveront jusqu'au bout, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020

Selected in the following festivals :
- Documentaries special, Honfleur (France), 2021
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2017
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2016
- Tampere film festival, Tampere (Finland), 2012
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2011
- Russian Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana in Brussels", Brussels (Belgium), 2009
- Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem (Israel), 2009
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2009
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Punto de Vista documentary film festival of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), 2009
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2008