Fellow poets, excited ladies, the love of his life, Marina Basmanova, two psychiatric hospitals, KGB interrogations, a People’s Court, prison, exile, forced emigration. All of this was Brodsky’s Leningrad. The biography, which was written for, in Akhmatova’s words, “our red-head”. On the fourth of June 1972, when the plane carrying Brodsky took off from Pulkovo airport, this biography ended. And a new life began that almost no one in his homeland is aware of. Russia, America, Italy, Sweden, Finland – the filmmakers have traced the journey of their hero, perhaps the most well-travelled of all Russian writers. The places, that became his biography. And the people, that defined his fate. FOR THE FIRST TIME, VIEWERS CAN SEE INSIDE THE POET’S AMERICAN ARCHIVE — More than 100 unseen personal photographs — Never before seen readings and interviews — Home video footage filmed by friends — Personal letters to his parents, friends and adversaries — Unique documentation: documents from Brodsky’s interrogations, his medical history, contracts with leading US universities — Unpublished poems and essays — The author’s collection of drawings — The story of a private diplomatic war. Letters from Henry Kissinger and Edward Kennedy trying to bring Brodsky’s parents over from the US.