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Daria ZHUK
Дарья ЖУК
Daria JOUK
 
Belaru / Germany / USA / Russia, 2018, 92 mn 
fiction

Crystal Swan

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Хрусталь

 

 Le Cygne de cristal

 Khrustal


 
Directed by : Daria ZHUK (Дарья ЖУК)
Writing credits : Daria ZHUK (Дарья ЖУК)
 
Cast
Alina NASIBULLINA (Алина НАСИБУЛЛИНА)
Ivan MULIN (Иван МУЛИН)
Yuri_2 BORISOV (Юрий_2 БОРИСОВ)
Svetlana ANIKEY (Светлана АНИКЕЙ)
 
Cinematography : Karolina COSTA (Каролина КОСТА)
Other persons :
продюсеры : Биргит Гоернбок, Ольга Гойстер, Дебби Вандермулен / Producer : Birgit Gernböck, Olga Goister, Debbie Vandermeulen, Valery Dmitrotchenko .
Production : Crystal Goose; Демарш-фильм / Démarche-film; TurnstyleTV; Unfound Content; Vice Films
 

Awards :
Jury Prize Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2020
Audience Award Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2019
First prize Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2018
Best first film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2018

Plot 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.
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Commentaries and bibliography
Le cygne de cristal, Élie CASTIEL, Review, revuesequence.org, 2019
«Le cygne de cristal»: la fille au walkman, André LAVOIE, Review, ledevoir.com, 2019
Darya Zhuk: Crystal Swan (Khrustal’, 2018), Olga KLIMOVA, Review, Kinokultura, 2019
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2020
- Festival Bridges. Bozar. East of West films festival, Brussels (Belgium), 2019
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2019
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2019
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2019
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2019
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2019
- Seattle International Film Festival : SIFF, Seattle (USA), 2019
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2018
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2018
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2018
- International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2018
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2018
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2018
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2018
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2018
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2018

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