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.
Special Jury Prize IDFA 2014
** This film contains scenes some viewers may find distressing. Strong language. Adult themes **