Directed By: Amanda Lundquist (First Feature Film) /
USA, Russia / 2017 / English, Russian (English Subtitles)
Fiction / Comedy; Coming of age; Drama
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP
Original Title: Pinsky
Sophia Pinsky seems like a functioning adult. But when she loses her girlfriend and her grandfather in the same day and moves back in with her dominating Russian grandmother, Marina, everything she thought she’d escaped is waiting to welcome her back with open arms. Thrilled to have Sophia under her influence again, and obsessed with finding her a proper (male) partner, Marina conspires to marry her off to Trevor, a nice Jewish boy Sophia has known since they were in diapers. After the date fails, Sophia finds her way to a weekly open mic night, where on a whim she gets on stage and tells some jokes. She may not make the crowd laugh, but she makes her toughest critic- herself- laugh. Everything comes to a head at the family Shabbat dinner when Sophia and Trevor try to humiliate Marina by pretending to have fallen for each other, unaware that Marina is planning her own announcement: that she is already dating someone new—Sophia’s childhood rabbi—a revelation that pits Sophia and her grandmother against each other in a struggle to define loyalty and love.