Within the Whirlwind Marleen Gorris, Germany/Poland/Belgium, 2009, 98m
Marleen Gorris, Director, and Christine Ruppert, Producer, will be in attendance.
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Jewish poet and professor Evgenia Ginzburg lived a privileged life in Stalinist Russia—until faced with trumped-up charges of conspiracy. Stripped of her Communist Party membership and teaching post, Ginzburg served a ten-year sentence in a Siberian gulag, surviving through the kindness of her fellow inmates and the power of poetry. Based on Ginzburg’s memoirs, this epic from Oscar-winner Marleen Gorris (Antonia’s Line) features stunning performances by Emily Watson and Ulrich Tukur.