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Soviet History through Soviet Film Series (X): Freedom is Paradise

CEES film screening and discussion. Discussant: Michael Heim, UCLA, Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
6:30 PM
11348 Young Research Library

Freedom Is Paradise (1989)
Dir. Sergei Bodrov
Russian with English subtitles
76 minutes
Thirteen-year-old Sasha finds himself the unwilling resident of a grim reform school after the death of his mother. He sets off on a 1,000 mile odyssey to a gulag-style high security prison, seeking the father he has never met.
Michael Heim is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. He translates contemporary and classical fiction and drama from the Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, and Serbian/Croatian.  He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and translation prizes and has served on translation juries for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the PEN American Center, and the Goethe-Institut and was a Guggenheim Fellow. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His teaching interests include translation theory and practice, Central European Literature, and Russian literature and culture.

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, Slavic Languages and Literatures

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