Yelena YAKOVICH
Елена ЯКОВИЧ
Elena YAKOVITCH
Russia, 2014, 56mn 
documentary
Vasily Grossman. “I Understood That I Had Died”
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Василий Гроссман. "Я понял, что я умер"

 

 Vassili Grossman. "J'ai compris que j'étais mort"

 Vasilij Grossman. "Ya ponyal, chto Ja umer"

 
Directed by : Yelena YAKOVICH (Елена ЯКОВИЧ)
Music : Andrei SUROTDINOV (Андрей СУРОТДИНОВ)
Production : RACORD-TV
 

Plot synopsis
The documentary is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Grossman’s death. Vasily Grossman’s novel “Life and Fate” was called “War and Peace of the XX century”. The manuscript was confiscated by the KGB and the writer’s life turned into tragedy. Grossman passed away before his novel was published. Finished in 1959 this anti-Stalin novel was published only in 1980 in Switzerland.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2014
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2014