CRYSTAL SWAN

Belarus / Germany / USA / Russia | 2018 | 93' | language: Russian

Best Director - Bridge of Arts Film Festival

Best Actress - Bridge of Arts Film Festival

Best Actress - Cineuropa Film Festival

Best Film - Bratislava Film Festival (Fipresci Jury)

Best Debut of 2018 - Russian Critics Guild

Best Picture - Tbilisi Film Festival

Grand Prix - Odessa Film Festival

Grand Prix - Almaty Film Festival 

Audience Award - Pacific Meridian

Russian Critics Award - Vyborg Film Festival

Russian Nika Awards  -  Best picture from CIS Countries

Youth Jury Award - Cork Film Festival

Programmer's Choice Award - Atlanta Film Festival 

Set a few years after Belarus gained independence in 1990, this vibrant debut feature follows the path of young  Evelina, who dreams of moving to Chicago where she could pursue her passion for house music.  However, obtaining a US visa proves a difficult endeavour and, determined to flee the country, the young woman takes the risk of buying a letter of employment from the black market. Depicting a nation anticipating a brighter future, Crystal Swan is a story about a woman and her country, where feelings of self and belonging are yet to be defined.

Directed by  Darya Zhuk

Produced by Demarsh Film

Cast :         Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Yury                                              Borisov, Svetlana Anikey

WORLD PREMIERE

East of the West Competition of KVIFF: Opening Film

Official Oscar Entry for Foreign Language Film - Belarus 

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