Anton Yelchin's Parents Get Standing Ovation After 'Love, Antosha' Screening at Sundance
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The Garret Price-directed documentary that follows the late 'Star Trek' actor's life after his parents fled the Soviet Union was premiered at the film festival on January 28.

AceShowbiz - The parents of late actor Anton Yelchin celebrated his life at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of an emotional new documentary on Monday, January 28.

"Love, Antosha" debuted in Park City, Utah and his parents Irina and Viktor were given a standing ovation as they took the stage for an emotional question-and-answer session after the screening.

The Yelchins shared the grief they experienced following the death of Anton in 2016, and fought back tears as they recounted their son's upbringing and close relationship with them.

The title of the new film refers to the way the "Star Trek" actor would sign letters he wrote to his mother, while the documentary traces Anton's early years after his parents fled the Soviet Union in 1989, when their son was just six months old.

"We were afraid for our son," Viktor said when asked about fleeing Saint Petersburg.

The project features interviews with Anton's friends and colleagues, including Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence and his "Star Trek" castmate Chris Pine.

"Love, Antosha" is directed by newcomer Garret Price and produced by Drake Doremus, who directed Yelchin in the indie love story "Like Crazy".

Yelchin was 27 when he was crushed to death by his own sports utility vehicle in a tragic accident.

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