Based on the book by acclaimed author David Bezmozgis, Natasha is a story of forbidden summer love between a suburban Toronto teenager and his cousin by marriage, a recent émigré from Russia with a troubled past.

Natasha

Drama | 2016

Cast

Alex Ozerov, Sasha K. Gordon

Synopsis

Based on the book by acclaimed author David Bezmozgis, Natasha takes place over the course of one summer. It is the story of Mark Berman, 16, the son of Russian- Jewish immigrants living in the suburbs north of Toronto. When his uncle enters into an arranged marriage with woman from Moscow, the woman arrives in Canada with her fourteen year-old daughter, Natasha. 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.

Producers

Bill Marks, Deborah Marks, Daniel Ostroff, Aeschylus Poulos, Julia Rosenberg

Director

David Bezmozgis

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Official Selection, Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2015