Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Masha

Year: 2020
Country: RUSSIA
Run Time: 86 minutes

Masha
Masha
Masha
Masha

Everyone who meets 13-year-old Masha can’t help but love her. With her charm, unrestrained laughter, and a rather feisty streak, it’s not hard for her to light up a room. The young, natural performer dreams of one day becoming a jazz singer. But for now her chosen audience is her Uncle “Pops” and his band of gangsters who run their provincial Russian town. Daylighting as boxers, Masha happily spends her time with the young men whom she considers her best friends. However, by night, these friends are known to terrorize their community, killing and robbing at Pops’ behest. Being the apple of their eye, Masha receives attention and protection in abundance. As time goes on, the severity of her loved ones’ actions starts to sink in, but isn’t fully realized until it’s too late. Years later, Masha is grown up and thriving in Moscow as a singer. But will her success be enough to fend off the reemergence of her unstable past? In the gritty world of MASHA, to come-of-age is to escape with your life. (In Russian with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Competitions
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Anastasiya Palchikova

Producers
Ruben Dishdishyan, Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov

Screenwriting
Anastasiya Palchikova

Cinematography
Gleb Filatov

Principal Cast
Maksim Sukhanov, Anna Chipovskaya, Polina Gukhman, Aleksandr Mizev

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