Crystal Swan (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Crystal Swan (2018)




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Before a young DJ can emigrate from post-Soviet Union Belarus with forged documents, she must endure a week-long sojourn in a dystopian, disintegrating village.


Critic Reviews for Crystal Swan

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

[Crystal Swan] is so effective at capturing the hopefulness of someone who's seized by the promise of a better life, and the desperation she feels when that promise starts to slip through her fingers.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Crystal Swan is a largely conventional fish-out-of-water story at heart. But it is elevated above the routine by its excellent cast, especially Nassibulina, and plenty of visual flair.

July 6, 2018 | Full Review…

While some nuances may go over the heads of international audiences, its core social and economic frustrations are universal ones, driven by Velya's fundamentally sympathetic wanderlust.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…
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What happens ... is a perfect metaphor for what was happening in all such places and countries at that time, much of which has led to the world we live in today.

May 22, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Throughout the film, it's as if mundane objects hold the remedies for the wretchedness of everyday life.

May 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Crystal Swan feels like a poison-tipped letter from the filmmaker to her home country that is also an engrossing work of social criticism.

March 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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