The Sarasota Film Festival announced its full line-up, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, its Sundance/Gate Foundation Shorts, its Centerpiece and Spotlight films, and its Best of the Web Program for the 2015 Festival taking place April 10th Through April 19th, 2015. Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-Winning British-American actress Jane Seymour (LIVE AND LET DIE, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) will be in attendance to showcase Evangelos Giovanis and […]
SOMETHING BETTER TO COME (A.K.A. YULA’S DREAM)
NAME OF FILM: SOMETHING BETTER TO COME (A.K.A. YULA’S DREAM)
DIRECTOR(S): Hanna Polak
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Director Hanna Polak’s previous film was the Oscar-nominated documentary The Children of Leningradsky about street kids living around Moscow’s Leningradsky station. This time she documents homeless families living in a “Svalka,” Europe’s biggest landfill situated less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Moscow’s city center. The film follows 14 years in the life of Yula and her companions as they grow up and spend their days foraging for food, shelter material, and something to do while navigating the tricky rules of the “mafia-run” Svalka. It is from this place that Yula dreams of escaping and changing her life. Winning a special jury award at IDFA, this eye-opening documentary shows how beauty and humanity can arise from the most unlikely conditions.