Finding Babel

Finding Babel

Category: Competition, Documentary Feature.

Age limitations : 12+

David Novack

Finding Babel(2016)

Country: USA, France, Canada, Russia, Ukraine

Duration: 88 min

Director: David Novack

Screenplay: 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

Category: Competition, Documentary Feature

Age limitations : 12+


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.