Tuesday, February 13, 2024


Several years in the making, this is the story of filmmaker Basil Mironer, who was born in Russia but migrated to the US when he was young with his parents. Several years ago he received a Facebook message that he had a brother and sister in Russia and that his father wasn't his biological father.  After sitting on it for a while, he talked to his American brother and the pair went to Russia, without telling their parents, to check out the story.


No, seriously, don't think ahead, just watch this film on it's own terms and let it unfold in its own time.  I say that because whatever you are thinking isn't this story and the sooner you let that go the sooner you will fall in love with a film that will give you feelies and make you want to reach for the tissues.

This is one of the best films I've seen this year. It is a complete and utter surprise that I received simply because I know good people who know good films and they sent it to me and said I needed to see it. They were absolutely right I needed to see it because it just made me feel wonderful.

This is a film about family, the one you have, the one you find and the one you never knew existed. It's a film about fathers and sons. Its a film about love and life and finding out there are oceans of both that we never suspected that were out there.

I have so much I want to say about the film, but I don't want to spoil it. I say that because I sat down with a friend to watch the film a second time. They asked me what it was about and I mumbled something adding, "just watch it". When it was done, and the tears were flowing all she could say was "thank you for not spoiling it."

I'm not going to spoil it for you- I'm just going to say put this on your must see list for the year and when the film hits your neck of the woods see it.

One of the best films of 2024.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Steve. These are such beautiful words, thank you for taking time to watch the film.