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
Finding Babel Takes Jury Prize at Moscow Jewish Film Festival
“The somber and haunting documentary "Finding Babel” … exists with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.”
Seattle Review Of Books
“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.”
“…this documentary...is such a treat for people like me (the eternal lovers of [Babel's] storytelling)…”
Print / Russian
“An exquisite ... blockbuster documentary …” - Vitaly Mansky
“... 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."
Finding Babel named one of 10 films worth seeing at ArtDocFest by the Russian edition of Forbes.
“…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.
"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.
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."
Finding Babel named as one of the 10 best films of the Molodist International Film Festival.
Interview with Postimees after the International Premiere of Finding Babel at the Black Nights Film Festival.
Interview with “Stolitsa” after the International Premiere of Finding Babel at the Black Nights Film Festival.
Interview with "MEDIANANNY" after the World Premiere at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.
Interview with “CULTPROSTIR” after after the World Premiere at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.
Print / Ukrainian
Interview with “Korydor” after the World Premiere at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.
Print / Recent French article about Isaac Babel’s relevance