The Woman with the 5 Elephants

The Woman with the 5 Elephants

The Woman with the 5 Elephants

瓦德姆.傑德科Vadim JENDRYKO
2009
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
94min
B&W, Colour
  • 35mm
G

Synopsis

Swetlana Geier, eighty-five-year old, is considered the greatest translator of Russian literature into German. Her translations of Dostoyevsky’s five great novels, known as the "five elephants". This film is following her first trip since the war back to the places of her childhood in the Ukraine. Tells of great suffering, silent helpers and unhoped-for chances – and a love of language that outshines all else.

Festivals & Awards

2010 Trieste Film Festival, Alpe Adria Cinema Award
2009 Visions du Réel
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