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Mt. Zion Hotel
A film about the Great Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, who died in 1938 in one of Stalin’s concentration camps. It contains the only existing film interview with his widow, Nadeshda, shot on Super-8 in Moscow on May 1, 1973, a day when 1 million non-Muscovites came to the city to celebrate. Writer Andrei Sinyavsky – a pseudonym for Abram Tertz – himself an exile, talks about Nadeshda, recites Mandelstam’s poems, and discusses Mandelstam’s position in Russian literature.