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FINDING BABEL Featured Press

Featured Press

Television

Ukraine Today

http://uatoday.tv/society/david-novack-526556.html

Director David Novack interviewed on Ukraine Today program “Viewpoints” before the World Premiere of Finding Babel in Kyiv, Ukraine at the Molodist International Film Festival.

 

Print / English

The Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/arts_n_ideas/article/finding-babel-takes-jury-prize-at-moscow-jewish-film-festival/573693.html

Finding Babel Takes Jury Prize at Moscow Jewish Film Festival

 

Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/review/film-review-finding-babel

5 Stars

“The somber and haunting documentary "Finding Babel” … exists with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.”

 

Examiner (Interview)

http://www.examiner.com/article/interview-finding-babel-director-david-novack

 

Seattle Review Of Books

http://seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2016/06/03/towering-babel/

“We never see Schreiber’s face, but his performance is what holds the film together: by bringing Babel’s words to life, he’s demonstrating why we still care about his writing, why this journey matters.”

 

The Stranger

http://www.thestranger.com/movies/24044317/finding-babel

“…this documentary...is such a treat for people like me (the eternal lovers of [Babel's] storytelling)…”

 

Print / Russian

Meduza

https://meduza.io/feature/2015/12/13/v-poiskah-babelya

“An exquisite ... blockbuster documentary …” - Vitaly Mansky

 

MK.RU

http://www.mk.ru/culture/2015/12/13/babelya-i-nemcova-pokazali-bez-kupyur.html

“... by exploring the closed pages of the life of an outstanding writer...[Novack] reveals something new in the life of modern Russia.”

“Government officials arrived [at ArtDocFest] to check the legality of screenings of the films My Friend, Boris Nemtsov by Zosia Rodkevich, The Event by Sergei Loznitsa, and Finding Babel by David Novack. Papers were all in order."

 

 

Forbes (Russia)

http://www.forbes.ru/forbeslife-photogallery/dosug/307657-10-filmov-i-programm-artdokfesta-kotorye-stoit-posmotret/photo/8

Finding Babel ​named one of 10 films worth seeing at ArtDocFest by the Russian edition of Forbes.

 

Pravda

http://life.pravda.com.ua/culture/2015/10/29/202464/

“…perhaps the best proof of the relevance of historical dramas was David Novack's ‘Finding Babel.’”

Wrap-up of the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, with Finding Babel featured at the end.

 

The Independent

http://www.ng.ru/ng_exlibris/2016-02-11/7_mikhailov.html

"To some extent, our film has emerged as a protest against the template of other Babel films. Our film is different from the others in that it looks at Babel of modernity. It is not only my search for my grandfather."

Interview with Andrei Malaev-Babel about his role in Finding Babel ​and his vision for the film.

 

The Conversationalist

http://sobesednik.ru/kultura-i-tv/20151216-konstantin-bakanov-artdokfest-skvoz-smeh-i-slezy

Headline: At ArtDocFest, a shortage of reality had people waiting in line

"The nationally honored artist and great composer Sergei Nikitin left shaken from watching the film Finding Babel by David Novack...'The dark past invades the present. A very heavy film,' sighed Sergei Yakovlevich."

 

112 UA

http://112.ua/statji/komanda-molodosti-10-filmov-festivalya-kotorye-nelzya-propustit-269752.html

Finding Babel named as one of the 10 best films of the Molodist International Film Festival.

 

Postimees

http://rus.postimees.ee/3406853/babelevskie-dni-djevida-novaka

Interview with Postimees after the International Premiere of Finding Babel at the Black Nights Film Festival.

 

Stolitsa

http://stolitsa.ee/115456

Interview with “Stolitsa” after the International Premiere of Finding Babel at the Black Nights Film Festival.

 

MEDIANANNY

http://mediananny.com/intervju/2313441/

Interview with "MEDIANANNY" after the World Premiere at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.

 

CULTPROSTIR

http://cultprostir.ua/ru/post/novyy-film-raskryl-tayny-zhizni-znamenitogo-sovetskogo-pisatelya

Interview with “CULTPROSTIR” after after the World Premiere at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.

 

Print / Ukrainian

Korydor

http://www.korydor.in.ua/ua/opinions/david-novak-finding-babel-doc.html

Interview with “Korydor” after the World Premiere at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.

 

Print / Recent French article about Isaac Babel’s relevance

la Croix

http://www.la-croix.com/Culture/Livres-Idees/Livres/L-Europe-de-Babel-et-de-Musil-2015-10-28-1373703