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Get to Know Tutor of Tsar's Children - and Them
August 12, 2018
This film is told in the voice of the Tsar's childrens' tutor, who is in many photos with them, but I didn't know very much about him. He kept a diary of his work with them, and it is revealed what kind of person he was during these key years. He shares exciting details of the Grand Duchesses I've not read anywhere else, reminding us that they were alive once and humanizes them. He grows close to Alexi. Guilliard had his own camera, and some great photos are included, along with stock footage of Russia, re-enactments, interviews with experts, and present-day photos. I've never run into Guillard's diary, and I was thrilled with this unique documentary. Very well done.