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PVJFF: Finding Babel
Tue, April 4, 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union, and resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. On the 75th anniversary of Isaac Babel's execution, Finding Babel follows Andrei Malaev-Babel, his grandson, on a journey to come closer to some sense of truth. Hoping to better understand Babel's powerful artistic method and elusive persona, Andrei journeys through Ukraine, France, and Russia – locations deeply tied to the story of his grandfather. He confronts lingering traces of a turbulent history that echo in Babel’s writing and in the conflicts and climate of today’s Ukraine and Russia. Featuring Liev Schreiber as the voice of Isaac Babel. Special Jury Prize, Moscow Jewish Film Festival.
Closing night reception from 6:30-7:00 PM. Q&A with filmmaker David Novack. In partnership with the Yiddish Book Center.
DOCUMENTARY | 2016 | 89 MINUTES
CANDAD, UKRAINE, RUSSIA, FRANCE, USA | ENGLISH, RUSSIAN AND UKRANIAN WITH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY DAVID NOVACK