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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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Danish title Børnene på Putins losseplads
Other titles Yula's Dream
Keywords , Poverty, Children, Street children, Homeless children,
Director Hanna Polak
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Hanna Polak
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Danish Documentary Production
International sale Films Transit International Inc. /Ville Lorraine / 21 Place Epernay / J6Z 4K9 Quebec / t 1 514 844 3358 / c +(514) 862 0054 / f 1 514 844 7298 / janrofekamp@filmstransit.com / www.filmstransit.com
Online release 16.11.2016
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Danish Documentary Production
Co-producer RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana)
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In colaboration with EyeSteelFilm

Direction

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

Production

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

Cinematography

Cinematographer Hanna Polak

Editing

Editor Marcin Kot Bastkowski
Editor Pernille Bech

Sound

Sound designer Dana Bunescu

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Mention 2015 Podgorica, Underhill Int. Film Festival 2015
Special Jury Prize International Documentary 2015 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015
Junior Jury Award 2015 Nuremberg, International Human Rights Film Festival 2015
Main Prize - Dokumentary Films 2015 Miskolc, James CineFest International Film Festival 2015
Berlin's Favorite Award 2015 Berlin Favourites Film Festival 2015
The Estonian Peoples Award 2015 Anthropology Film Festival Pärnu 2015
Best Documentary Award 2015 Valletta Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary Award 2015 Valetta Film Festival 2015
Best Cinematography 2015 Gdansk DocFilm Festival 2015
Small Mirror of Art DocFest 2015 Moscow, Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival 2015
Special Adward Club 418 Mirror of Art DocFest 2015 Moscow, Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival 2015
Audience Award 2015 Bremen, Favourites Film Festival 2015
Best International Feature Award 2015 Auckland, Documentary Edge Festival 2015
Millinium Award for Best Documentary 2015 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015
Special Mention 2015 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015
VIKTOR Main Competition International Doc 2015 München Documentary Festival 2015
Special Mention 2015 Brussels One World International Human Rights Festival 2015
2nd Prize for Best Documentary 2015 Madrid, Documenta Madrid 2015
The jury award for best international documentary 2015 Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival 2015
Special Mention of the International Jury 2015 ZagrebDox 2015
Young People's Jury Award 2015 Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2015
Best Documentary Price 2015 Trieste Film Festival 2015
Grand Prix 2014 Moscow, ArtDocFest 2014
Special Jury Award 2014 Amsterdam, IDFA 2014

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Podgorica, Underhill Int. Film Festival 2016-06-03
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2015-10-27
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015-10-09
London Film Festival 2015-10-07
Nuremberg, International Human Rights Film Festival 2015-09-30
Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2015-09-23
Message to Man 2015-09-19
DMZ South Korea 2015-09-17
Miskolc, James CineFest International Film Festival 2015-09-09
Berlin Favourites Film Festival 2015-09-02
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2015-09-02
Dokufest Prizren 2015-08-08
Valetta Film Festival 2015-06-15
Gdansk DocFilm Festival 2015-06-11
Moscow, Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival 2015-06-11
Sydney Film Festival 2015-06-03
Krakow Film Festival 2015-05-31
Bremen, Favourites Film Festival 2015-05-25
Cannes, Marché du Film 2015-05-13
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09
München Documentary Festival 2015-05-07
Brussels One World International Human Rights Festival 2015-05-07
Madrid, Documenta Madrid 2015-04-30
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2015-03-13
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 2015-03-05
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2015-03-02
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015-03-02
ZagrebDox 2015-02-23
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2015-02-17
Berlinale 2015-02-05
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2015-01-27
Trieste Film Festival 2015-01-16
Moscow, ArtDocFest 2014-12-09
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19
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