Archive of films Crystal Swan / Khrustal

Belarus / Germany / USA / Russia
2018, 95 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2018

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

Loco Films
rue Sedaine 42, 75011, Paris
France
Tel: +33 762 994 919
E-mail: info@loco-films.com
www: www.loco-films.com

Press kit



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: Loco Films

Guests

Darya Zhuk

Film Director

Debbie Vandermeulen

Film Institution Rep.


Alina Nasibullina

Actress

Carolina Costa

Director of Photography


Valeri Dmitrotchenko

Producer

Dmitriy Osmerkin

Investor, Producer


Laurent Danielou

Producer, Sales Agent

Sergey Yakubovsky

Investor, Producer


Shelby Scoggins

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