Something Better to Come

Hanna Polak, Denmark, 2014

94 min.DK/Documentary

Ten-year-old Yula has but one dream - to escape the largest garbage dump in Europe and lead a normal life. For 14 years, Oscar-nominated director Hanna Polak follows Yula as she grows up in the forbidden territory of Svalka, the largest garbage dump in Europe, 13 miles from the Kremlin in Putin's Russia. 'Something better to come' is Yula's story and is a dramatic cinema vérité story about coming of age, and maturing to the point of taking destiny into one's own hands. It is a universal story of hope, courage, and life.
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Original title Something Better to Come
Danish title Børnene på Putins losseplads
Other titles Yula's Dream
Keywords Russia, Poverty, Children, Street children, Homeless children, Moscow
Director Hanna Polak
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Hanna Polak
Editor Marcin Kot Bastkowski, Pernille Bech
Sound Dana Bunescu
Production country Denmark
International sales Films Transit International Inc.
Online release 16.11.2016
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Danish Documentary Production
Co-production RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana)
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with EyeSteelFilm


Direction Hanna Polak
Consultant Stan Neumann
Consultant Yann Coquart
Consultant Lorenzo Hendel
Consultant Per K. Kirkegaard


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Co-producer Anne Dillon
Production manager Dorota Rozowska
Assisting producer Sidsel Lønvig Siersted


Cinematographer Hanna Polak


Editor Marcin Kot Bastkowski
Editor Pernille Bech


Sound designer Dana Bunescu

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