By Irina Rozovsky in Video on Tuesday 18 October 2011

Five years ago, I stumbled on a home video from Russia of a scrawny 7 year-old boy practicing flips in his living room to the Beatles’ song Yesterday. The low quality of early 90s video, the father patiently encouraging the boy from behind the camera, the cozy, cramped apartment, his sister’s little voice mangling the lyrics, and the young acrobat’s iron persistence were so enchanting.

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