Here was Rome

Here Was Rome- a book launch celebration with its author Victor Sonkin and publisher Karl Sabbagh In 2012, Moscow’s Corpus Publishers has published “Here Was Rome”, Victor Sonkin’s literary and historic guidebook to Ancient Rome, the city which has been his passion since childhood. Next year, the book received the Enlightenment Award, the country’s most … Continue reading “Here was Rome”

Here was Rome

Рим золотой, обитель богов, меж градами первый Victor Sonkin, the author of this prize-winning guidebook to Ancient Rome, will talk about the everyday details of ancient Roman life, concentrating on (sometimes deceptively) simple questions of what the ancient Romans ate and drank for supper and how they calculated time. An authority on this culture, with … Continue reading “Here was Rome”

Kira Muratova ‘The Asthenic Syndrome’, 1990

The film consists of two unrelated stories: one is shot in black-and-white and the other in colour. In the first story a woman who recently buried her husband is in a constant state of depression (and sometimes even direct aggression) ends up facing people like her, who are on the verge of a nervous breakdown. … Continue reading “Kira Muratova ‘The Asthenic Syndrome’, 1990”

Translating into English: workshop with translators and teachers from Moscow Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin

two days workshop October 19, 11 am-15:30 pm Sands Films Studio October 20, 11 am-15:30 pm Sands Films Studio   The two day translation seminar is led by Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin . We are going on with preparing some texts translated from Russian for publication. We already translated some short stories of Linor … Continue reading “Translating into English: workshop with translators and teachers from Moscow Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin”

Translating into Russian: workshop with translators and teachers from Moscow Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin

Translating into Russian October 13, 11 am-15 pm Pushkin House When we translate a literary text from any language, it is essential to understand the social and everyday reality of the world it is describing, even if most of that information would remain unknown to the reader. The translator, however, is burdened with the necessity … Continue reading “Translating into Russian: workshop with translators and teachers from Moscow Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin”

Masterclass on Translation into Russian with Sonkin & Borisenko

George Bernard Shaw once wrote that “it is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him”. The speech of a character in a novel written in English would describe them better than the most detailed CV. If the author wants to sketch a memorable image of … Continue reading “Masterclass on Translation into Russian with Sonkin & Borisenko”

Literary Translation Workshop. Day 2

DESCRIPTION Day two: Lecture (2 hours) Voice in translation: accents, dialects, class distinctions, lexical problems of translation 30 min. break Practical task (2 hours): editing of two translated texts, one English into Russian, the other Russian into English. All participants will receive texts for translation in advance. For 20 years, Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin … Continue reading “Literary Translation Workshop. Day 2”

Literary Translation Workshop. Day 1

DESCRIPTION Day one: Lecture (2 hours) The context in translation: historical period, national culture, literary and translation norms. 30 min. break Practical task (2 hours): editing of two translated texts, one English into Russian, the other Russian into English. All participants will receive texts for translation in advance.  For 20 years, Alexandra Borisenko and Victor … Continue reading “Literary Translation Workshop. Day 1”

Hunting for Reality. 4 documentary masterclasses with Marina Razbezhkina

HUNTING FOR REALITY Our Documentary Film and Theatrе School has been operating in Moscow for 10 years now with no governmental financial support or any kind of patronage. All these years we have been hunting for reality and teaching the students to do the same. And reality is hunting for us, which constitutes constant challenge … Continue reading “Hunting for Reality. 4 documentary masterclasses with Marina Razbezhkina”