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Time Time84 mins
LanguageRussian
Warning Strong language, violence, sexual scenes
Masha
Маша

Provincial Russian in the midst of the “Wild Nineties”. Thirteen-year-old Masha (a stunning turn from Polina Gukhman) dreams of becoming a jazz singer, while her gangster friends terrorise their hometown. Years later in Moscow, she realises that she cannot outrun her past. In her award-winning directorial debut, veteran screenwriter Anastasiya Palchikova draws on personal experience to delve into her country’s gritty recent past, reimagining the coming-of-age movie as a fight to the death and balancing harsh home truths with wicked humour.

Awards and Festivals
Winner
Award Laurel
2020
Best Debut
Kinotavr Film Festival
Official Selection
Award Laurel
2020
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
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Geraldine Sebastian
Geraldine Sebastian
Brilliant
Superb acting. Brutal and tragic story. Well worth watching
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