Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten

Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten

The Woman With the 5 Elephants

Vadim Jendreyko, Switzerland/Germany, 200935mm, Colour, 93'

Swetlana Geier is considered the greatest translator of Russian literature into German. She has just concluded her lifework for Zurich’s Ammann publishing house – completing new translations of Dostoyevsky’s five great novels – known as the five elephants. Her work is characterised by a great and sensual feeling for language and an uncompromising respect for the writers she translates. Her life has been overshadowed by Europe’s varied history.

05 August, Kino në Kala, 22:15

View From The World

Director: Vadim Jendreyko
Producer: Hercli Bundi, Vadim Jendreyko, Thomas Tielsch
Cinematographer: Niels Bolbrinker, Stephane Kuthy
Editor: Gisela Castronari-Jaensch
Sound: Patrick Becker

Director's Biography

Born in 1965 in Germany, he grew up in Switzerland, where he attended the Basel School of Applied Art and the Düsseldorf Art Academy. After that, he worked two years as assistant director, camera assistant and editing assistant in film and theater productions. He made his first film in 1986. In 2002, he and Hercli Bundi founded the filmproduction company Mira Film GmbH, where he also works as producer and co-producer of international documentary films. He’s the father of two children and lives in Basel.

Festivals and Awards:

Hotdocs Film Festival, Canada. Planete Doc Review Film Festival, Poland. ZagrebDox., Croatia International Film Festival Rotterdam, Holland.


Nour Films
4, rue Eugène Varlin
75010 Paris

back to list