Gabby, a novice documentarian, has come from New York to visit her father, Alexander; a man who left his family to become a very important figure in a very important Russian Oil Company. ... See full summary »
Gabby, a novice documentarian, has come from New York to visit her father, Alexander; a man who left his family to become a very important figure in a very important Russian Oil Company. Acting on his promise to return, Gabby decides to document her father in Moscow during his final months of stay. However, once she realizes that Alexander's temporary position in Russia may have become a permanent decision, Gabby's rosy documentary is forced into a dramatically comical Moscow detour. Written by
Gabrielle Bloch was awarded a prestigious prize of "The Most Promising Filmmaker" at the Rome International Film Festival on 11 September 2004. CBS Atlanta referred to her as one of "the best young filmmakers of the day". See more »
I just left this comment on Google Video where this film is being marketed for a purchased download. I am not sure what the competition was like at those film festivals but this film is a good example of why beginning film makers should limit their films to competitions and not release them to the public especially if they accompany the film with self aggrandizing comments. I am a major Russiphile and even when viewing it from this standpoint the film is still about 80 min too long.
Here's my previous comment: I have seen this film twice at various film festivals. It is obviously the first work of a film maker and really has no structure or redeeming value other than to the filmmaker as a kind of vacation slide show. Sadly so many film makers think their first work should be as astounding to the audience as they are to the filmmaker. But just because this film is not that good doesn't mean that the filmmaker has no talent. According to IMDb the filmmaker has not made any more films since this one.
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