"The Anna Akhmatova File"
Directed by Semyon Aranovich
A moving portrait of the extraordinary Soviet poet,
Anna Akhmatova. Although her work was banned and went unpublished for 17
years, her poem "Requiem" became the underground anthem for the millions who
suffered under Stalin. This unique film, which uses Akhmatova's diaries for
text, also includes portraits of Akhmatova's friends and contemporaries -
Boris Pasternak, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Mikhail Sostchenko. An Official
Selection at Sundance and the Seattle International Film Festival. Russian
with English subtitles.