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Sovietzka: The Complete Series

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2023
Running Time 240 MIN
Language Russian, Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Anat Stalinsky

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Introducing all 8 episodes of Sovietzka, the latest binge-worthy Israeli TV comedy series.
Sovietzka centres around the Goldenbergs, a family of repatriates from Azerbaijan. Between financial struggles and the xenophobia they experience in their day-to-day lives, they start to undergo a collective identity crisis. When the youngest daughter posts a video that accidentally goes viral on social media, she inadvertently becomes a role model for Russian-speaking young adults across the country, further destabilizing her family. Writer Dana Abramovich has created one of the smartest character-oriented tv shows to come out of Israel in a long time. Sovietzka boasts a brilliant cast that includes Susanna Papian (The Monkey House), Evgenia Dodina (Killing Eve), and Lena Fraifeld (Valeria Is Getting Married).


Sponsored by:

Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, U of T

Presentation Details

Online Screening June 17 to July 1
via the TJFF Virtual Cinema
Household Tickets $18 (taxes and fees included) for all 8 episodes