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.
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
Tick CASH AT AGENT LOCATION
Tick how you would like to pay
CONTINUE following instructions…
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)
Smolensk region (Smolenskaya Obl.)
Town: Safonovo (Сафоново)
Yula’s phone number +79056958930
Yula’s email address if needed for Western Union transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org
KOCHANOVA YULIYA NIKOLAEVNA
Ul. 40 Let Oktabrya d.5 kv. 3
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 **