It concerns the new film The Woman with the Five Elephants which will be showing at Film Forum in NYC next week for 1 week only, July 20 - July 26. For those of you in the NYC area, I hope you'll be able to see it. It is a truly exceptional documentary (about Dostoevsky translator Svetlana Geier) and highlights the art of translation in a way I've never seen done before in film. Michael Henry Heim presented the film at the Los Angeles Goethe Institut last winter. He describes the film as "visually and provocative intellectually (in its portrayal of history and of the process of translation)." I'm glad we're now getting a chance to see it as well. If you don't live in NYC, perhaps there's a repertory cinema or Goethe Institut near you that would be interested in screening it.
If you'd like to read a bit more about the film, Susan has written it up on her blog: http://translationista.blogspot.com/2011/07/elephant-woman.html Even more info about the film can be found here and here. Hope you enjoy!