According to the report, the film is a gritty and realistic portrayal of life in Minsk and a town whose sole economy runs on the production of crystal glassware.
After 22 years Belarusian film gets a nomination for Oscar wards
According to a report, Belarus became the first European country to announce its 2019 Oscars submission. Interestingly, this is Belarusian director Darya Zhuk’s debut in the Oscars. The announcement was made in Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
After 22 years announced the submission a film ‘Crystal Swan’ for the Foreign film category of the Academy Awards.
The last time this east European country sent a film was back in 1996. Belarusian director Dmitri Astrakhan’s sent his holocaust drama film ‘From Hell to Hell’. ‘Crystal Swan’ revolves around the life of a young female Belarusian hip-hop DJ aspirant in the mid-1990s who dreams of emigrating and finding fame in America’s music scene. According to the report, the film is a gritty and realistic portrayal of life in Minsk and a town whose sole economy runs on the production of crystal glassware.
‘Crystal Swan’ which is due to premiere in Belarus on August 30, is a multi-nation production venture between Belarus, USA, Germany, and Russia and directed by Harvard economics graduate, New York-based Zhuk. The film stars newcomer, Alina Nasibullina, who last played a role in a Russian film.