There were times, when ‘bitch’ had its negative meaning. But today it has become a real brand. ‘Bitch’ has become an example to follow for modern woman, an ideal image of our days. Most of women older 15 try to learn how to be a bitch.. Who is a vixen, modern bitch? How to become successful women? What does it mean being a woman? What is ‘women’s nature’ and ‘women’s spirit’? Is it possible for a women to be realized, succeed in this life without coming across the ethic borders? Vixen is not a hysterical woman or capricious fool or envious snake. Vixen is a Woman that follows her own desires but not someone’s advises, she is independent and relies on herself only, she knows what she wants from life and men, she doesn’t follow common stereotypes, knows men’s ‘weak’ points, and what is more – she has her inner Freedom.
Alina Rudnitskaya was born 1976 in Zaozernyj (Murmansk), Russia. From 1994 to 1997 she attended the Academy of Aerospace Engineering, but then she enrolled in the University of Culture and Arts in St. Petersburg where she graduated Film Directing. She has been working at the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio since 2002. Among her most acclaimed films in the past are Communal Residence (2002), Amazons (2003), Rural Lessons (2004), Civil Status (2005, Big Stamp winner at 2007 ZagrebDox), Besame Mucho (2006) and Vixen Academy: How To Be A Bitch (2008), I Will Forget This Day (2011, screened at 2012 ZagrebDox).
Kak stat stervoi
2007, 29', color, 35 mm
St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
Festivals & Awards:
2008 Oberhausen IFF – Grand Prix; 2008 Vienna Independent Shorts - City prize; 2008 Almaty IFF – Grand Prix