The Woman With the 5 Elephants

2009, Documentary, 1h 33m

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Svetlana Geier dedicates her life to translating the great works of Russian literature into German, and she returns to Kiev for the first time in 56 years.

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  • Jul 15, 2011
    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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