Crystal Swan


Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 13, 2019 9:00 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Apr 19, 2019 7:00 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 6:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Women Directors
Comedy Drama
Historical Drama
Oscar Submission
Release Year:2018
Runtime:93 min
Festivals & Awards:Tbilisi Film Festival - Best Picture
Odessa Film Festival - Grand Prix
Almaty Film Festival - Grand Prix
Pacific Meridian - Audience Award
Vyborg Film Festival - Russian Critics Award; Best Coproduction Award
Cork Film Festival - Youth Jury Award
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Loco Films
Director:Darya Zhuk
Executive Producer:Danny Gabai
Will McCance
Eddy Moretti
Dmitriy Osmerkin
Chris Schumann
Shane Smith
Bernie Stern
Producer:Birgit Goernbock
Olga Goister
Valery Dmitrotchenko
Cinematographer:Carolina Costa
Screenwriter:Helga Landauer
Editor:Sergey Dmitrenko
Michal Leszczylowski
Principal Cast:Alina Nassibulina
Ivan Mulin
Yury Borisov
Svetlana Anikey
Ilya Kapanets
Ludmila Razumova
Natalya Onishenko
Vyacheslav Shakalido
Anastasiya Gavrya


Director Darya Zhuk Attending 4/19 & 4/20!

The year is 1996. Young Belarusian DJ Velya dreams of starting a new life in Chicago, the place that first inspired her love of music. But her U.S. visa application is likely to be denied because of her less than extensive, or impressive, work history. Not letting that stop her, Velya instead concocts a new resume that states she previously worked at a crystal factory in a small town. While concocting her fabricated story, Velya accidentally mistypes the work number, spurring a last minute scramble to contact the household at that phone number and convince them not to blow her cover. When Velya meets the family, instead of being sympathetic to her cause, they are wholly invested in planning their son's wedding, a man who may turn out to be Velya's only hope of getting closer to her American Dream.

Director Biography

Darya Zhuk

Darya Zhuk was born in Minsk, Belarus on April 26th, 1980. She is known for The Real American (15) and What Doesn't Kill You (15). She is based in New York City.


"[A] film that is both a clever examination of individual ambition and thoughtful exploration of a counrtry in flux" - Cineuropa