Yelena YAKOVICH
Елена ЯКОВИЧ
Elena YAKOVITCH
Russia, 2016, 40mn 
documentary
The Mystery of the Mandelstam's archive. The story of Sonia Bogatyreva
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Тайна архива Мандельштама. Рассказ Сони Богатыревой.

 

 Le Mystère des archives de Mandelstam. Récit de Sonia Bogatyreva

 Tayna arkhiva Mandelstama. Rasskaz Soni Boratyrevoy

 
Directed by : Yelena YAKOVICH (Елена ЯКОВИЧ)
Production : Студия – Ракорд-ТВ / Rakord-TV
 

Plot synopsis
In her memoirs, Nadezhda Mandelstam said that it was during her husband’s first arrest, which was accompanied by a police ransacking of his house, that she realized the objective of her life: to rescue and save for posterity his unpublished poetry. In Mandelstam’s case, the saving of his archive made the difference between the survival and destruction of the poetry he had written in the 1930’s. From 1946 until 1957 the “sacred folder” lay inside the desk drawer of Ignatiy Bernstein. His daughter Sofia Bogatyreva tells the story of this folder. The film features recordings of Osip Mandelstam’s voice reading his poetry, recorded in the 1920’s by the founder of Russian audio-archival science, Sergey Bernstein.
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Selected in the following festivals :
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2016