Words by Ian McKellen
Both extraordinary and exhilarating; much of the film was decided at the last moment, with scriptwriter and director arriving with new ideas just as the cameras rolled. Quite a contrast with the theatre, where in general by the first night you know what you are doing. But then film acting is like that. That's the challenge. You have to trust the director, believe he has the film in his head. And in Ken McMullen's case, I was happy just to do as I was told.
This story of Trotsky's daughter is told through her sessions with her psychiatrist (my part). It was modestly shot in the houses of friends sympathetic to Ken McMullen's keen talents. — Ian McKellen, June 2000