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Belarus / Germany / USA / Russia
2018, 95 min

Section: East of the West - Competition

  2D6 Saturday 30/6 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
  3C4 Sunday 1/7 15:30 Čas Cinema
  5H2 Tuesday 3/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre

Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. It’s 1996, however, and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk... This energetic debut from Belarusian director Darya Zhuk, pulsating to the rhythm of 90s house, is the opening film of this year’s East of the West competition.


Synopsis

Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. It’s 1996, however, and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk. The country is suffering an economic crisis with high unemployment, and its citizens receive payment in kind. In order to obtain a visa and fulfil her dream, Evelina needs to provide evidence at the embassy that she has a permanent job. But then fortuitous events lead her to a backwater village where her destiny interlocks for a time with a local family planning a wedding... This energetic debut from Belarusian director Darya Zhuk, pulsating to the rhythm of 90s house, is the opening film of this year’s East of the West competition.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Darya Zhuk. Filmography: Half-Life (2011, short), The Air Inside Her (2011, short), Wax (2013, short), Eat the Tourists (2014, short), What Doesn’t Kill You (2015, short), The Real American (2015, short), Crystal Swan (Khrustal, 2018)

Contacts

Turnstyle TV LLC
330 Wythe ave suite 8c, Brooklyn, NY 11249, , New York
United States of America
Tel: +1 347 469 6287
E-mail: darya.zhuk@gmail.com

About the film

COLOR, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
   
Director: Darya Zhuk
Screenplay: Helga Landauer
Dir. of Photography: Carolina Costa
Editor: Sergey Dmitrenko, Michal Leszczylowski
Art Director: Andrey Tolstik
Producer: Birgit Gernböck, Olga Goister, Debbie Vandermeulen, Valery Dmitrotchenko
Production: Turnstyle TV LLC
Coproduction: Demarsh Films Minsk, Unfound Content, Fusion Features, Vice Media
Cast: Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Yury Borisov, Svetlana Anikey, Ilya Kapanets
Sales: Turnstyle TV LLC
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