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With Nora Kudryavitsky aka One Violin Orchestra and Vladimir Spridonov | Moderation: Dunja Hayali

A musical book premiere of a special kind. Lenn Kudrjawizki: "Familienbande - Vom Leben, Lieben und Loslassen" (S. Fischer Publishers).

PORTRAIT Lenn Kudrjawizki
PORTRAIT Lenn Kudrjawizki presse_consense

Actor, director, musician, singer and author Lenn Kudrjawizki comes from a Russian-Ukrainian immigrant family that immigrated to the GDR in the late 1970s. His Italian-Spanish roots link his career to a symbolic European genesis. Today, Lenn Kudrjawizki lives in Berlin with his wife and family. In his book "Familienbande - Vom Leben, Lieben und Loslassen" (S. Fischer Verlage) he tells about his exciting life journey with much humanity and verve. The book presentation will take place on March 5, 2023 in Berlin's Kesselhaus in the Kulturbrauerei.

In the context of the book publication the author invites its fans to a premiere of the special kind. Joining him in the Kesselhaus will be his wife Nora Kudryavitsky, also a musician, and guitarist Vladimir Spiridonov. The couple play the violin as a duo, Lenn sings, Vladimir accompanies on the acoustic guitar. The reading passages will be complemented by a photo projection. The evening will be moderated by the well-known journalist and television presenter Dunja Hayali. "Familienbande" will already be published by S. Fischer Verlag on February 22, 2023 - and thus offers a minimal lead time to prepare for this special reading. 

Book synopsis:
Life writes the most exciting cases

He stars in the Oscar-winning film "The Counterfeiters," makes music with Kevin Costner during breaks in filming in a caravan, and regularly thrills an audience of millions as a detective in the Croatia crime thriller. The life of Lenn Kudryavitsky is exciting and varied, and yet so much more than a mere actor's biography. As a child, Lenn hears from his grandfather the stories of his Jewish family of war, flight and expulsion. His youth in the GDR is full of changes and upheavals. At the age of 18 he is discovered for film, shortly after his beloved father dies.

To escape his grief, Lenn throws himself into work. His film career picks up speed, but inside he continues to go downhill. After his half-brother is murdered, it comes to a breakdown. Lenn Kudryavitsky writes openly and movingly about his life, his impressive European-Jewish family history and the art of living, loving and letting go.

(Program in German)

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Mit Nora Kudrjawizki aka One Violin Orchestra und Vladimir Spridonov
Kesselhaus in der Kulturbrauerei