Finding Babel

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Finding Babel (2016)

Country: USA, France, Canada, Russia, Ukraine

Duration: 88 min

Finding Babel (2016)
 
Duration: 88 min
 
Director: David Novack
 
Scenario: Andrei Malaev-Babel, David Novack, Kris Liem
 
Producer: David Novack
 
Operator: Sam Henriques, Scott Shelley
 
Composer: Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin
 
Edit: Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Kris Liem
 
Cast: Liev Schreiber, Andrei Malaev-Babel, Antonina Pirozhkova, Marina Vlady, Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Leonid Zorin

Nomination: Competition, To the memory

Age limitations: 12+

Plot

The subversive masterpieces of Russian-Ukrainian writer Isaac Babel challenged the reality of life under rising totalitarianism, and led to his arrest and execution in 1940. In Finding Babel, Andrei Malaev-Babel confronts complex traces of a turbulent history that echo in his grandfather's writing and in the conflicts of today's Ukraine and Russia. Babel's fiction is woven into Andrei's search with ethereal animation that puts the viewer, like Babel's readers, between fantasy and reality.

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