Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead
Time Out says
It paints a compelling portrait. Garri (who died in 2004) was clearly a voluble, emotional and pugnacious man. It’s moving to see him revisit, after 50 years, his old flame, his home in south-west Poland/Ukraine – an area where the pre-war Jewish population of 100,000 was massacred by a combination of the German SS and Ukrainian Nazi collaborators – or former KGB headquarters in Moscow and Uzbekistan in search of his file.
But, frustratingly, Urban’s inability to unearth any new material on, or precise facts about, his father’s history – was he possibly an Allied spy? – leaves a somewhat unresolved and unsatisfactory ‘aura of mystery’ over the entire film.