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 »
A quiet young woman chronicles her gregarious, outgoing father's professional life in post-Communist Russia
I loved this movie, and I wish I knew if Ms. Bloch is still writing or making films. My boyfriend and I are both creative professionals, and this movie does a great job of showing what a messy, uncontrollable smörgåsbord life (and art) can be. It also showed a talented young woman who is wise enough not to take herself and her work too seriously. That's something a lot of writers and artists a lot older than her should learn. I also thought the underlying story was very sweet, though perhaps this is because my relationship with my dad is not that great and I envied her. I ended up watching it twice because the first time the video had a few glitches. But watching it a second time I enjoyed it even more because I picked up on several things I missed the first time I watched.
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