Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union, and resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. On the 75th anniversary of Isaac Babel's execution, Finding Babel follows Andrei Malaev-Babel, his grandson, on a journey to come closer to some sense of truth. Hoping to better understand Babel's powerful artistic method and elusive persona, Andrei journeys through Ukraine, France and Russia; locations deeply tied to the story of his grandfather. He confronts lingering traces of a turbulent history that echo in Babel's writing and in the conflicts and climate of today's Ukraine and Russia.
Directed by : David Novack
Written by : David Novack, Andrei Malaev-Babel
Starring : Liev Schreiber, Andrei Malaev-Babel, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Georgy Frangulyan, Marina Vlady
Produced by : David Novack
Distributed by : Seventh Art Releasing