The Madonnas of Leningrad

The Madonnas of Leningrad

Synopsis

Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories—the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild—yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her mind's eye.

Vivid images of her youth in war-torn Leningrad arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall of 1941, when she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum and the German army's approach signaled the beginning of what would be a long, torturous siege on the city. As the people braved starvation, bitter cold, and a relentless German onslaught, Marina joined other staff members in removing the museum's priceless masterpieces for safekeeping, leaving the frames hanging empty on the walls to symbolize the artworks' eventual return. As the Luftwaffe's bombs pounded the proud, stricken city, Marina built a personal Hermitage in her mind—a refuge that would stay buried deep within her, until she needed it once more. . . .

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Chapters

  • 001 The Madonnas of Leningrad
    Duration: 40s
  • 002 Chapter 01
    Duration: 02min
  • 003 Chapter 02
    Duration: 16min
  • 004 Chapter 03
    Duration: 01min
  • 005 Chapter 04
    Duration: 31min
  • 006 Chapter 05
    Duration: 15min
  • 007 Chapter 06
    Duration: 09min
  • 008 Chapter 07
    Duration: 09min
  • 009 Chapter 08
    Duration: 01min
  • 010 Chapter 09
    Duration: 11min
  • 011 Chapter 10
    Duration: 08min
  • 012 Chapter 11
    Duration: 18min
  • 013 Chapter 12
    Duration: 05min
  • 014 Chapter 13
    Duration: 01min
  • 015 Chapter 14
    Duration: 13min
  • 016 Chapter 15
    Duration: 10min
  • 017 Chapter 16
    Duration: 14min
  • 018 Chapter 17
    Duration: 06min
  • 019 Chapter 18
    Duration: 02min
  • 020 Chapter 19
    Duration: 07min
  • 021 Chapter 20
    Duration: 17min
  • 022 Chapter 21
    Duration: 12min
  • 023 Chapter 22
    Duration: 01min
  • 024 Chapter 23
    Duration: 07min
  • 025 Chapter 24
    Duration: 02min
  • 026 Chapter 25
    Duration: 21min
  • 027 Chapter 26
    Duration: 28min
  • 028 Chapter 27
    Duration: 01min
  • 029 Chapter 28
    Duration: 06min
  • 030 Chapter 29
    Duration: 11min
  • 031 Chapter 30
    Duration: 15min
  • 032 Chapter 31
    Duration: 52s
  • 033 Chapter 32
    Duration: 16min
  • 034 Chapter 33
    Duration: 16min
  • 035 Chapter 34
    Duration: 13min
  • 036 Chapter 35
    Duration: 19min
  • 037 Chapter 36
    Duration: 01min
  • 038 Chapter 37
    Duration: 09min
  • 039 Chapter 38
    Duration: 26min
  • 040 Chapter 39
    Duration: 06min
  • 041 Credits
    Duration: 40s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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