Am HaYam Jewish Film Festival at WHAT


September 5, 7:30 PM
$10 each; 6 film subscription $50

Written and Directed by David Bezmozgis
Based on His Award-Winning Book
Language: English, Russian
97 minutes

Acclaimed literary figure David Bezmozgis brings his best-selling book to the screen in NATASHA. 16-year old Mark (Alex Ozerov) is the son of Russian- Jewish immigrants living in the suburbs north of Toronto. When his uncle enters into an arranged marriage with a woman from Moscow, the woman arrives in Canada with her fourteen year-old daughter, Natasha (Sasha K. Gordon). Mark, a slacker, is conscripted by his parents to take responsibility for the strange girl. He learns that, in Moscow, she’d led a troubled and promiscuous life. A secret and forbidden romance begins between the two of them that has bizarre and tragic consequences for everyone involved.

Natasha is adapted from “Natasha and Other Stories,” the best-selling collection of short stories by David Bezmozgis, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and has been translated into 15 languages.

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