A single mother and her father have recently emigrated from Moscow. The son is terminally ill. This film affectionately depicts the complicated grudges each has towards the other and the cruel working environment for immigrants.
A passionate writer and director, Hugh Gibson is committed to creating original, topical and thought-provoking films. At the age of 18, his acclaimed 2000 play Obedience was invited to Toronto's Summerworks Theatre Festival, where it won runner up in for the Audience Appreciation Award. A recent graduate of York University's film program, he has made numerous short films and documentaries.
Dr. Canada (wr/dir), to be completed Sept. 2004, 12 min., DV. Documentary for broadcast on Canadian station OMNI TV, fall 2004. Hogtown Blues (wr/pr/dir), 2004, 18 min., Super-16mm. Afterthought (wr/pr/dir), 2003, 9 min., 16mm. Nominated: Canadian Society of Cinematographers Student Award, 2004.
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