Worth Watching: First Trailer for Jay Baruchel's The Trotsky
This was an unexpected surprise today! Our friends at Quiet Earth have dug up the first trailer for Jacob Tierney's The Trotsky starring Jay Baruchel. This comedy, set in Montreal, follows a teen who believes he is a reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. I actually caught this a few days ago up here at the Toronto Film Festival and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. It feels a bit indie (as in really low budget), which actually hurts it I think, but it's still a good film, one worth picking up on DVD and watching if you like this trailer. It's quirky and Baruchel does a fantastic job. That's about all I need to say. Check out the trailer!
Watch the first Canadian trailer for Jacob Tierney's The Trotsky:
Follows Leon Bronstein, a teen who believes he is a reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. He's determined to duplicate every aspect of his life, including being exiled and ultimately assassinated.
The Trotsky is both written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Jacob Tierney, of the film Twist and the short Dad previously. This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week to fairly positive reviews and raves for Jay Baruchel. Alliance Films is releasing it in Canada later this year, but as far as we know, it doesn't have a US distributor yet. Hopefully it'll be picked up by someone like IFC or Magnolia. Stay tuned!