Found by the One She Seeks

Film portrait of translator Anna Karenina.

Je nalezena tím, koho hledá
Czechia 2022
  • English
  • French
41 min.

This meditative documentary follows the contemporary life of esteemed translator Anna Karenina. Through personal journals from trips to France and Italy, we journey together to meet the rhythm of the language of Louis-Ferdinand Céline and Ezra Pound. The care with which she approaches the translations of their works is reflected in her concern for her loved ones. The film is largely concerned with her relationship with her late husband, the poet Petr Kabeš, and the loneliness with which the translator had to cope. The delicate touches of Céline, Pound and Kabeš thus mirror the fragile world of a woman who is found by the one she seeks.

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Director: Petr Michal
Screenplay: Petr Michal
Cinematography: Jakub Vrbík
Sound: Matěj Lindner
Editing: Karolína Čejková
Producer: Petr Michal, Tomáš Šimon
Cast: Anna Kareninová

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

2022 – Jakub Vrbík (Czech Joy: Best Cinematography)


2023 – Petr Michal (Documentary Film Direction)