Natasha (film)

Mon 08May

2:00 p.m.

natasha jcc metro detroit


16-year old Mark, the slacker son of Russian- Jewish immigrants, is jolted out of his complacency by the arrival of the sexy step-daughter of his great-uncle in this provocative coming-of-age tale.

Mark lives in the suburbs north of Toronto with his parents. They want him to get a summer job, but he’s more interested in lazing about, getting high, and selling pot. 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. Mark is conscripted by his parents to take responsibility for the strange girl. 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," David Bezmozgis’ best-selling collection of short stories, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and has been translated into 15 languages.

Warning: Strong sexual content

Co-sponsored by The Active Life

Running Time: 97 minutes
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Year: 2016
Language: English, Russian

Winner - Michael Moskovitz Award for Film and Video on a Jewish Theme, JPL Montreal - J.I. Segal Awards, 2016

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