The Woman With The 5 Elephants (2011)
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The 5 elephants are Dostoyevsky's great literary works, all of which have been translated by the 87-year-old Svetlana Geier, considered the world's most masterful translator of Russian literature into German. The filmmaker visits with a woman whose fascinating, dramatic life story has been colored by some of the most violent events in 20th century European history: Stalin's purges of the kulaks (responsible for her father's death) and the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine (ultimately responsible
Jul 20, 2011 Limited
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Perhaps this was just a matter of a great mind feeling as if her life spoke for itself.
It would probably be enough just to observe Geier's daily routine; she's fascinating even when silently contemplating a page in her next project.
Geier, who died in 2010, speaks on all subjects -- from her son's mortal injury to the nature of her various collaborations -- with the contemplative, courtly intelligence of her favorite novels.
It's an interesting story, well told, though Mr. Jendreyko overworks some documentary fallbacks: gnarled fingers, the view from a moving train.
Jendreyko has clearly considered how best to translate an entire life into a movie.
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