A Film About Anna Akhmatova

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Barcode: 58957351 Call Number: V-RUS 080 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 105 min. Date: 2008 System Requirements: NTSC Language: Russian Creator: Directed by Helga Landauer Description: By the time Anna Akhmatova was twenty-five, fate had granted her every conceivable gift—poetic talent, strength of character, beauty, and fame amidst a brilliant generation. She was then inundated with the tragedies of her century: the arrests and executions of her loved ones, starvation, hardships, wars and revolutions, the Soviet regime’s destruction of the culture itself and almost everyone who was part of it, persecution and civic death, isolation, betrayal. Yet Akhmatova emerged victorious, armed with mere conscience and words of poetry that were for many years too dangerous even to commit to paper, surviving only as memorized by a few close friends... Collection: Language Resource Center