Crystal Swan
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Festival in Media
Section: International Competition
Country: Belarus United States, Germany, Russian Federation
Year: 2018

Crystal Swan

93 minutes/color

 

Director: Darya Zhuk

Screenplay: Helga Landauer, Darya Zhuk

Cinematographer: Carolina Costa

Editing: Sergey Dmitrenko, Michal Leszczylowski

Producer: Valery Dmitrotchenko, Birgit Gernböck, Olga Goister, Debbie Vandermeulen

 

 Cast:

Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Anastasia Garvey, Ilya Kapanets, Yury Borisov, Lyudmila Razumova, Svetlana Anikey, Natalya Onishenko, Vyacheslav Shakalido

 

Production:

Demarsh-Film (BY), Unfound Content (US), Turnstyle TV LLC (us)

World sales:

Loco Films

 

Description:

 Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. But it’s 1997 and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk… This energetic debut from Belarusian director Darya Zhuk pulsating to the rhythm of 90s house.

 

 

Darya Zhuk

Director Darya Zhuk was born in Minsk, she studied and is currently living in the USA. She graduated from Harvard and Columbia University, worked at the HBO channel, made several short films that became participants and prize-winners of international film festivals.

 

Filmography:

2011 Half-Life (Short)

2011 The Air Inside Her (Short)

2013 Wax (Short)

2014 Eat the Tourists (Short)

2015 The Real American (Short)

2015 What Doesn't Kill You (Short)

2018 Crystal Swan