Anna Akhmatova: The Life of a Poet
Russia's Great and Beautiful Muse

Darya Zhuk
Show More

Comments (1)

Dylan avatar
Dylan

Wow, who knew Russian poets led such dramatic lives. Akhmatova's life unfolds like a soap opera/political thriller/romance/art film.

Related videos

Widow of the Revolution: The Story of Anna Larina
Anna Larina was the young bride of Nikolai Bukharin, one of the top leaders in the early years of the Russian Revolution. This documentary is based on her memorable autobiography, "This I Cannot Forget," which she wrote late in life, after being imprisoned for almost twenty years in the Russian…
Uncle Chatzkel
Uncle Chatzkel portrays the patient triumph of one man's dignity and intellect over genocide, oppression and personal adversity. Chatzkel Lemchen has lived through the Russian revolution, two world wars, a communist regime and the transition of Lithuania from Soviet republic to an independent state. During the Holocaust his parents and…
Last Days of Anne Boleyn
BBC
Anne Boleyn is one of the most famous and controversial women in British history. In 1536, she became the first queen in Britain's history to be executed. The brutal speed of her downfall, and the astonishing nature of the charges against her - treason, adultery, even incest - makes her…
Raoul Wallenberg: Between The Lines
Raoul Wallenberg was an unlikely hero. A Swedish diplomat, he risked his life to challenge the Nazi forces in Hungary and to save the lives of as many as 100,000 Jews in Budapest in 1944. The Nazis, led by the notorious Albert Eichmann, had already stripped the Hungarian countryside of…
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez - The Life of a Renowned Poet and Activist
This film offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez who describes herself as "a woman with razor blades between my teeth." A leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and inspiration to today's hip hop spoken word artists, Sanchez for…
Isaac Newton: The Last Magician
BBC
Celebrated as the greatest scientific genius of all time, Isaac Newton is said to have rewritten the laws of nature after watching the legendary apple falling from a tree in his garden. Yet even though he was driven by rational thinking, experiments and observation, the man who laid the foundations…
Finding Babel - The Story of Russian Author Isaac Babel
This film follows the grandson of famed Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel as he searches for answers to better understand the enigmatic man he never met. Babel's writings, considered masterpieces of Russian literature, challenged the reality of life under rising Soviet totalitarianism, leading to his execution as part of Stalin's purges…
Turned Towards The Sun - A British WWII Hero
If the astonishing true-life story of British writer and poet Micky Burn MC had been written as a novel, readers would readily accept it as invented. Born in Mayfair in 1912, his father worked for the Royal family. He became the lover of the communist spy Guy Burgess, and would…
Milosz - An Iconic Statesman, Poet and Nobel Laureate
Czeslaw Milosz was a Polish poet, writer and diplomat. His World War II-era sequence The World is a collection of twenty "naive" poems. Following the war, he served as Polish cultural attache in Paris and Washington, D.C., and then in 1951 defected to the West. His nonfiction book The Captive…
Icons Of Our Time: Agatha Christie
Part of the Series: Icons Of Our Time
Agatha Christie's novels have been translated into 44 languages and sold in a 103 countries. After Shakespeare, she is the world's best selling author in any genre with over 2 billion books sold. On the 75th anniversary of the creation of one of her most famous characters, the immortal spinster…
Line 41 - A Holocaust Survivor Returns to Poland and Confronts the Past
This documentary follows a Holocaust and Lodz Ghetto survivor as he returns to Poland. Until now, Natan Grossmann had repressed his desire to learn about the fate of his brother he lost contact with in 1942. 70 years later, Grossmann starts a search for his missing brother. His search crosses…
Inventing David Geffen
Part of the Series: American Masters
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man, directed, produced and written by American Masters creator Susan Lacy. Geffen's far-reaching influence -- as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist…