Interview with Writer/Director David Bezmozgis (Natasha)

Festival Reviews

It was a pleasure sitting down with the writer/director of the feature film “Natasha”, which is the opening film for the 24th annual Jewish Film Festival on May 5, 2016.

For tickets and information, go to: http://tjff.com/

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He is the author of the story collection, Natasha and Other Stories (2004), and the novels, The Free World (2011), and The Betrayers (2014). David’s stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Harpers,  Zoetrope All-Story, and The Walrus. “Natasha” is his 2nd feature film as a director.

Interview with David Bezmozgis:

Matthew Toffolo: The tagline on the film’s poster is “It is the opposite that is good for us.”…

David Bezmozgis: Yes, that’s HERACLITUS. That’s the quote from the novel that’s the basis of the film.

MT: What does it mean?

DB: It’s a contradictory statement. Everyone wants the opposite. The overall theme…

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