CRYSTAL SWAN [KHRUSTAL – Belarus] THU 15 NOVEMBER, 8PM

By January 4, 2018 Homepage, Season 19 films

THIS FILM IS SHOWN IN THE GATE CINEMA ON NORTH MAIN STREET.  START TIME IS 8:30PM.

A highlight of Season 19 is Cork Cine Club’s partnership with Cork Film Festival to present Crystal Swan in the Gate Cinema on North Main Street.

This energetic debut from Belarusian director Darya Zhuk is about young Veyla living in post-Soviet 1997 Minsk.  She dreams of moving to America to become a DJ, but her wanderlust is derailed by a typo in a forged U.S. visa application, forcing her to a backwater village where she is determined to fake her way to the American dream.

The debut feature of Belarusian director Darya Zhuk, is the sort of blazing triumph that would hold even the sleepiest film festival-goer in rapt attention. – RogerEbert.com

The kooky scenario at the heart of vibrant this comedy could be lifted from a Seinfeld episode…sweet and salty with a screwball zip.The Skinny

Impressively assured for a first feature, Crystal Swan boasts a luminous lead performance from rising Russian screen queen Alina Nasibullina, and a sparky, sardonic script. – Hollywood Reporter

This tale of a DJ’s fate is definitely worthy of a spin.Screen International

100% from Rotten Tomatoes.

Belarus, 2018 |Language: Russian, English | 95 minutes | Cert: CLUB

Director:   Darya Zhuk

Cast:  Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Svetlana Anikey

Online booking is available for Crystal Swan.  Booking opens on Tuesday 16 October at 7pm on www.corkfilmfest.org.