• Finding Babel (2016)

Finding Babel

Release Date: October 26th, 2016

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Andrei Malaev-Babel traces the life and history of his grandfather Isaac Babel, a subversive writer who was executed in 1940 for challenging the ideology of the Soviet Union.

Cast: Liev Schreiber

Director: David Novack

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film serves as a concise biographical portrait and an excellent introduction to the writer's works. show more

  • 70
    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times

    When it’s merely a guided tour marked by sites and talking historians, Finding Babel can feel a little color-by-numbers. (Which may explain the Schreiber-read interludes.) But there are excursions that feel invigorating. show more

  • 70
    Alan ScherstuhlVillage Voice

    This lit-doc travelogue gains in power, insight, and urgency as it journeys. show more

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