"This wonderful film links past generations and
becomes itself a preserved memory."
personal documentary of a boy who enters the world
of pre-revolutionary Russia through a family photo
album. Theatrical run: Grand Illusion Cinema,
October 17-30, 1997.
"Album," my first film, and "Tientsin Diaries,"
my most recent film, share a common approach--use of
old still photographs and a fictionalized narrative
to bring a lost world alive. In the case of
"Album" the photos are of Russian aristocratic life
on a country estate on the eve of World War I.
For me the most resonant moment in the film is when
through the magic of montage the boy of the present
world and his 1912 counterpart pause to take
pictures of each other.