Something Better to Come

Nadejdą lepsze czasy, 2014, 98 min.

Something Better to Come (2014)

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IDFA Amsterdam
Special Jury Prize, DOC U! Award (youth jury)

DOK.fest in Munich Award

Art Doc Fest in Moscow
Grand Prix

Docs Against Gravity FF
Millenium Award


Director Hanna Polak
Screenplay Hanna Polak
Cinematography Hanna Polak
Music Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Producers Ewa Laxa, Monika Jankowiak, Piotr Uzarowicz

A moving film about the will to survive and the power of dreams. 10-year-old Yula lives in Svalka, Europe’s largest garbage dump, situated 20 km from the centre of Moscow. The area is surrounded by a wall and controlled by security, and is supposed to be free of intruders. However, it is home to a group of people who make up a small community living outside the law. They are Yula’s closest family. This is where the girl spends every day and dreams of a future far away from the dump. With a camera, director Hanna Polak has accompanied her protagonist for over 14 years, and in the meantime the little girl transformed into a young woman.