The Woman With The 5 Elephants (2011)
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Critic Reviews for The Woman With The 5 Elephants
Perhaps this was just a matter of a great mind feeling as if her life spoke for itself.
Jendreyko has clearly considered how best to translate an entire life into a movie.
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.
Vintage newsreels and family photos add depth to this meditative film.
Audience Reviews for The Woman With The 5 Elephants
An elegant and lyrical documentary about renowned translator Svetlana Geier, who has dedicated her life to translating Russian literature into German, more specifically, the works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Geier, who lived an extraordinary life, coming of age during WWII in the Ukraine and Germany, has both a keen mastery and unique appreciation of the beauty of language, which the film evokes with great beauty.
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