Helga Landauer, co-written by Darya Zhuk
Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Yury Borisov, Svetlana Anikey, Ilya Kapanets, Ludmila Razumova
Demarsh-Film, Fusion Features, Unfound Content, Vice Films, Inspiration Films, Crystal Goose, Belarusfilm, Nashe Kino
In 1990s Belarus, a wanderlust young DJ Velya is derailed by a typo in a forged US Visa application, forcing her to a backwater factory town where she is determined to fake her way to the American dream.
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.
2018 Crystal Swan
2015 The Real American