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CRYSTAL SWAN

by Darya Zhuk

synopsis

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, is the opening film of this year’s East of the West competition.

international title: Crystal Swan
original title: Khrustal
country: Belarus, United States, Germany, Russian Federation
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Darya Zhuk
film run: 93'
screenplay: Darya Zhuk, Helga Landauer
cast: Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Anastasia Garvey, Ilya Kapanets, Yury Borisov, Lyudmila Razumova, Svetlana Anikey, Natalya Onishenko, Vyacheslav Shakalido
cinematography by: Carolina Costa
film editing: Sergey Dmitrenko, Michal Leszczylowski
art director: Andrey Tolstik
producer: Valery Dmitrotchenko, Birgit Gernböck, Olga Goister, Debbie Vandermeulen
co-producer: Andrey Isachenko
executive producer: Danny Gabai, Will McCance, Eddy Moretti, Dmitriy Osmerkin, Chris Schuman, Shane Smith, Bernie Stern
associate producer: Katerina Tarbo-Ignatenko
production: Demarsh-Film (BY), Unfound Content (US), Turnstyle TV LLC (us)