Christiane Büchner

born in 1965, studied sculpting and experimental film-making at the Berlin University of Arts. Since the late 80s, she has realized numerous multimedia – and film projects. Scholarships brought her to Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 1994 she founded Büchner Film Productions with her brother Tobias Büchner. She completed a postgraduate degree at the Academy for Media Arts Cologne in 1999 and became a member of the commission at the Oberhausen Short Film Days in 2001. Alongside her work as a film-maker, she teaches film and media courses at various universities, presently the Academy for Media Arts Cologne.


Kanal, 1988; A Food As Well As A Drink, 1989; You'll never walk alone, 1996; Neighbours of the Kremlin, documentary, 2002; I went to Russia, 2003; Tanja rockt!, 2007; pereSTROIKA – reCONSTRCTION of a flat, 2008; Warsaw Frankenstein, 2012; Family Business, 2015.

Neighbours of the Kremlin (12+)

Germany, 2002, colour, 111 min.
Director: Christiane Büchner
In 1929 a house was built in the center of Moscow where the bolshevik elite moved in. Furnished with all kinds of facilities, from tennis court to food supply the house resembled a huge luxury liner surrounded by the Moskva and heavy traffic. The film is constructed from testimonies from interviews with women who spent their childhood in this building. Now they are in their nineties, and the house has become a precious real estate.

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