The Real American

USA, Belarus, Russia, 2015г., 13 min

Russian exchange student Alya struggles to fit into what it means to be an American teenage girl in 1994 when she realizes her host father has a crush on her.

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Darya Zhuk

Darya Zhuk left Minsk, Belarus at the age of 16 to study in the US. Graduated from Harvard University, where she studied economics, and from Columbia University MFA program in Directing. Her short films have been awarded at various international film festivals including Minsk IFF “Listapad”, where THE REAL AMERICAN won a diploma in National Comptetion in 2015. Darya lives and creates between Minsk and Brooklyn. CRYSTAL SWAN is her feature debut.

Selected filmography

2018 Crystal Swan

2015 The Real American