Middle-aged Natasha grows a tail and falls in love in Ivan Tverdovsky’s absurd tale of contemporary Russia.
Dir-Scr Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Prod Natalia Mokritskaya, Mila Rozanova, Uliana Savelieva, Guillaume de Seille, Esther Friedrich, Alex Weimer, Maria Lavnikovich
With Natalia Pavlenkova, Dmitry Groshev, Irina Chipizhenko
Sales New Europe Film Sales
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Middle-aged Natasha, who shares her life with her mother and an aged cat, works as a procurement officer in a zoo, where she is the butt of her colleagues’ jokes. However, there is something mysterious about her and we soon discover that, unknown to them, Natasha has grown a tail. She goes to the doctor and has X-rays taken at the hospital, but her condition is considered inoperable. She then begins a romance with Peter, a young radiologist and, at the age of 55, new life experiences begin to open up. As rumours spread and develop (about a woman marked by the devil), she is led to define a new reality. Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s realist approach to his absurd contemporary fairy tale inserts itself into the realities of contemporary Russian life. Resonant and compelling, it features a captivating performance by Natalia Pavlenkova as Natasha.