Something Better to Come

saturday 21 july – 4.30pm

2014  Russia  98 mins   Dir: Hanna Polak

Ten year old Yula has but one dream – to lead a normal life. Shot across 14 years, Oscar nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak follows Yula as she grows up in the forbidden territory of Svalka, a huge garbage dump located just 3 miles from the Kremlin in Putin’s Russia.

Something Better to Come is a dramatic tale of coming of age and of taking destiny into one’s own hands. It is a story of hope, courage, and life, all shot in a gripping cinema verite style that stuns you with its directness and immediacy.

View trailer here

Director Hanna Polak will join us for a Skype Q&A after the screening.

YULA AND EWA UPDATE

If you would like to donate to Yula and Ewa, please follow these instructions:

Go to   https://www.westernunion.com/au/en/home.html   and REGISTER

Then follow instructions.

Sending to  RUSSIA
Amount
Tick CASH AT AGENT LOCATION
Tick how you would like to pay
CONTINUE following instructions…

Details needed:

Name: YULIYA  NIKOLAEVNA  KOCHANOVA

Her exact name as spelled in the passport.  (Please do not make a mistake in spelling, so she gets the money upon showing her passport)

Country: Russia

Smolensk region (Smolenskaya Obl.)

Town: Safonovo (Сафоново)

Yula’s phone number +79056958930

Yula’s email address if needed for Western Union transfer:   kohanova1988@mail.ru

Yula’s address:

KOCHANOVA YULIYA NIKOLAEVNA
address:
City/Town: SAFONOVO
Ul. 40 Let Oktabrya d.5 kv. 3
INDEX 215500
RUSSIA

The name of Yula’s father: Nikolay – if needed

To receive Western Union she will need the code of transaction, the exact amount sent (including cents), country and I think the name of the sender.

To send that important information to Yula you can text it direct to her mobile phone, (+79056958930) (she doesn’t speak English but reads English letters)

Thank you for your support.


Special Jury Prize IDFA 2014

** This film contains scenes some viewers may find distressing. Strong language. Adult themes **