Russia’s Open Book screening

A new feature-length documentary hosted by Stephen Fry and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Paul Mitchell will be screened at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 9. 

This Intelligent Television & Wilton Films production gets offers candid conversation with some of Russian literature’s brightest lights (Ludmila Ulitskaya, Vladimir Sorokin and Dmitry Bykov among them) and explores the continuing mystique and power of the Russian novel.

The film was sneak-previewed on April 14th during the London Book Fair. It will be broadcast in the United States on public television (PBS) and across Europe beginning this winter.

As RBTH culture correspondent Phoebe Taplin writes, "The film combines depth and overview, distinctive Russian flavors and global influences, presenting novels with a rich literary legacy that are also shockingly modern. At intervals, Fry reads excerpts from selected novels while animations bring the words to life."

The Frankfurt screening will take place at Russian Collective Stand C136 in Hall 5 at 9.30 on October 9.

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