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The Woman With The 5 Elephants

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 07/20/2011 , 93min.
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Village Voice
Geier, who died in 2010, speaks on all subjects - from her son's mortal injury to the nature of her various collaborations - with the contemplative, courtly intelligence of her favorite novels. Full Review
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
Watching Svetlana Geierat work, parsing the wild complexities of language as she converts Russian into German, the doc becomes a meditation on enforcing order in a world that refuses to accept it. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Alas, this learned woman of letters - her expertise became the work of Dostoyevsky, whose major novels Geier nicknames "the five elephants" - is ill served by a trudging approach and dry-as-dust, procedural style. Full Review
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
Gingerly pieced together, The Woman with the 5 Elephants has a delicacy and indirectness that's alluring and provocative at the same time. Full Review
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
Jendreyko elegantly sketches in the details of his subject's life and the historical events surrounding her coming-of-age-out of which emerges a fascinating subtext about the malleable powers of language. Full Review

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