Tatiana Astafeva is a Ph.D. student at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. She was a research fellow in the BMBF-funded research project Audiovisual Histospheres at the University of Bremen. From 2016 till 2019 she was a member of a scholarship program funded by the Brandenburg Center of Media Studies (ZeM). She received her master’s degree in history and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. Research interests: GDR past in film, post-communist nostalgia, film genre, film aesthetics, historical experience.