German Documentary “Woman with Five Elephants”

Film Woman with Five Elephants

Svetlana Geier in “Woman with Five Elephants”, © Cinema Guild

01.02.2018 - Article

Documentary screening of “Woman with Five Elephants” at the Brooklyn Public Library, on February 22, 2018.

The Brooklyn Public Library invites to a documentary screening of “Woman with Five Elephants”. Winner of the Sterling Award for Best World Feature Documentary at Silverdocs, the film unravels the mystery behind the life and work of the world’s greatest German translator of Russian literature, Svetlana Geier, who lived in Germany from 1943 until her death in 2010. The film follows her return to Kiev for the first time after 56 years — a revelatory investigation into language, meaning and the tides of history. Showing on Thursday, February 22 at the Brooklyn Public Library. Admission is free, registration required at: here

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