Film & Discussion- Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten (The Woman with 5 Elephants)Posted Jan. 30, 2012
Film and Discussion
Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten (The Woman with 5 Elephants)
Friday April 13, 2012
Michael Schwartz Auditorium (KSU)
The IAL presents Vadim Jendreyko's documentary, Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten (The Woman with 5 Elephants), a profile of Svetlana Geier, the "small and formidable woman who was the pre-eminent translator of Dostoyevsky's novels into German." The elephants in the title refer to her 20-year project to re-translate his five major novels. This astonishing documentary features a subject rarely seen on the screen, literary translation, and an extraordinary heroine whose life spanned most of the twentieth-century, from Communist Ukraine to Germany and back.