Finding Babel

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.

Year:
2015
Length:
88 minutes
Director:
David Novack
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Poster for Finding Babel

Shown at

  1. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  2. Farthest North Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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