O Pracinha de Odessa

The Private from Odessa

  • 22 min
  • Russian
Film is a portrait of Boris Schnaiderman, Brazil's most important translator and essayist on Russian literature and culture. Using different cinematic approaches, the film depicts Boris as he reflects on the large scope of his still evolving work - from Russian literature of the XIX century to the avant-garde poetry of the 1910's onward, from his memories of Odessa, where he spent his childhood, and of World War II (during which he was a volunteer in the Brazilian offensive in Italy) to his theoretical work on translation.