SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2018

CRYSTAL SWAN

Belarus, Russia, Germany, USA, 2018, 93 min.
Production: Demarsh Films with Fusion Features, Unfound Content, Vice Films, Crystal Goose, Nashe Kino, Belarusfilm
Languages: Russian, English
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Helga Landauer
Director: Darya Zhuk
DoP: Carolina Costa
Editor: Sergey Dmitrenko, Michal Leszczylowski
Producers: Debbie Vandermeulen, Birgit Gernböck, Olga Goister, Valery Dmitrotchenko
Cast: Alina Nassibulina, Ivan Mulin, Yury Borisov, Svetlana Anikey

A few years after Belarus gained independence, the young Velya (Evelina) dreams of moving to Chicago to pursue her passion for house music. However, obtaining a visa proves difficult, but determined to leave the country, she buys a letter of employment on the black market.

Darya Zhuk

Born in Minsk in 1980. Graduate of Columbia University MFA program in Directing. She lives and works between Minsk and Brooklyn. Her shorts have been selected to numerous festivals. “Crystal Swan” is her feature debut.

2018 Crystal Swan
2016 Like a Dream (doc., short)
2015 The Real American (short)
2015 What Doesn’t Kill You (short)
2014 Eat the Tourists (short)
2013 WAX (short)
2012 Half-Life (short)
2011 The Air Inside Her (short)