Crystal Swan


Young Evelina has a law degree, but she dreams of living in the US as a professional DJ. The only problem is that she lives in 1996 Belarus, so in order to obtain a visa she needs to provide evidence at the embassy that she has a permanent job. In her effort to trick the system, she resorts in a small factory town and tries to persuade a family preparing for the wedding of their son to help her – but she fails to predict the grotesque consequences. An ingenious, ironic take on the wastewater of Cold War and the American Dream, in sync with the addictive beat of 90s house music.
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Direction: Darya Zhuk
Script: Helga Landauer, Darya Zhuk
Cinematography: Carolina Costa
Editing: Sergey Dmitrenko, Michał Leszczyłowsk
Sound: Oliver Achatz
Music: Andreas Lucas
Actors: Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Yury Borisov, Svetlana Anikey, Ilya Kapanets, Ludmila Razumova, Natalya Onishenko, Vyacheslav Shakalido, Anastasiya Gavrya
Production: Turnstyle TV LLC
Producer/Producers: Birgit Gernböck, Olga Goister, Debbie Vandermeulen, Valery Dmitrotchenko
Co-production: Demarsh Films Minsk, Unfound Content, Fusion Features, Vice Media
Co-producer/Co-producers: Andrey Isachenko
Art Direction: Andrey Tolstik
Executive producer: Danny Gabai, Will McCance, Eddy Moretti, Dmitriy Osmerkin, Chris Schuman, Shane Smith, Bernie Stern
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Belarus, Germany, USA, Russia
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 93΄
World Sales: Loco Films,
Awards/Distinctions: Golden Duke – Odessa IFF 2018

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