BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
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Crystal Swan

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Khrustal
Hviterussland / USA / Tyskland / Russland/ 2018/ 1 t. 35 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/russisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Yury Borisov, Svetlana Anikej, Ilya Kapanets
DIRECTOR:
Darya Zhuk
WRITER:
Helga Landauer, Darya Zhuk
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Carolina Costa
PRODUCER:
Birgit Gernbock, Olga Goister, Debbie Vandermeulen, Valery Dmitrotchenko
The American dream meets the post-Soviet Belarus Blues

In order to get the visa she needs to realize her dream of becoming a house DJ in Chicago, Evelina needs to prove that she has a steady job. In the Minsk of 1996, however, jobs are hard to come by and when she makes an error in her forged application, she is forced to ingratiate herself with a strange family in a backwater town in order to stop them from blowing her cover. Far more than a comedy of bad Slavic manners, CRYSTAL SWAN’s tale of belonging, migration and the American dream captures the zeitgeist of today while still channeling the full force of the post-Soviet Belarus blues.

CRYSTAL SWAN is in our main competition programme for international fiction, Cinema Extraordinaire.

Darya Zhuk

Darya Zhuk (Belarus) CRYSTAL SWAN is Zhuk’s first feature film.

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