MS Slavic 7

Direction
Year
2019
Country
  • Canada
Runtime
65min
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After being appointed literary executor, Audrey Benac (Deragh Campbell) uncovers a series of letters that her great-grandmother had written to a fellow poet. Both displaced from Poland, Zofia Bohdanowiczowa and Nobel Prize nominee Jozef Wittlin corresponded from 1957-1964 between Toronto, Wales and New York City. Over the course of three days, Audrey embarks on a journey to Houghton Library at Harvard University to translate and make sense of Zofia’s words. Coming up against her aunt’s disapproval as well as complications of access to the material, Audrey struggles to dig into an intimate past while facing her own existentially troubled present. Between silent segments of handling the letters at the archive and discursive monologues that articulate her findings, the film traces the emotional movement through the research process.

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  • Original Title
    MS Slavic 7
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell
  • Cast
    Deragh Campbell, Elizabeth Rucker
  • Cinematography
    Sofia Bohdanowicz
  • Editing
    Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell
  • Sound
    Matthew Chan, Elma Bello
  • Runtime
    65 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • FID Marseille, Marseille, France, 2020
    • Le Centre Pompidou, Cahiers du Cinéma: Le Cinéma comme il va, Paris, France, 2020
    • Black Canvas Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019
    • Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, USA, 2019
    • Doclisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019
    • Viennale Film Festival, Vienna, 2019
    • Olhar de Cinema, Curitiba, Brazil, 2019
    • Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota, USA, 2019
    • BAFICI, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019
    • New Directors/New Films, New York City, 2019
    • Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2019
  • Awards
    • Best Screenplay, Black Canvas Film Festival, Mexico City

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