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Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten

Vadim Jendreyko Germany, 2009

Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Woman with the 5 Elephants

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.