Director,
Writer
Born in 1980 
 
 
Daria ZHUK
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Дарья ЖУК
Daria JOUK
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Director
2018 - Khrustal (Хрусталь) [fiction, 92 mn]
 
Writer
2018 - Khrustal (Хрусталь) by Daria ZHUK [fiction, 92 mn]
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Khrustal :
Jury Prize, Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2020
Audience Award, Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2019
First prize, Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2018
Best first film, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2018

Biography
Belarus-born director Darya Zhuk discovered filmmaking while studying Economics at Harvard. After beginning her career at HBO as a business analyst, she went on to earn her MFA degree with honors from Columbia University, focusing on Directing.
Her debut feature film "Crystal Swan" was Belarus' first entry into the Academy Award's Best Foreign Language category in 22 years. "Crystal Swan" opened the prestigious Karlovy Vary "East of the West" competition and won many prizes such as Grand Prix in Odessa Film Festival, Almaty International Film Festival, Grand Prix at Tbilisi International Film Festival, FIPRESCI at Bratislava IFF, Youth Jury Award at Cork Film Festival and others. It had its North American Premiere at Slamdance in 2019.
She then went on to direct the second season of the Russian-language streaming sensation Soderzhanki documenting the lives and crimes of Moscow's oligarchs and their lovers. The show was subsequently acquired by Amazon Exclusives as "Russian Affairs".
Short films Darya wrote and directed have been selected to SXSW, Tarkovsky, Atlanta, Palm Springs, Oaxaca, Santa Fe Independent film festivals to name just a few. She received the Nick Louvel Breakthrough Filmmaker award, best female writer-director award from New York Women in Film and Television in 2015 and has been nominated for the best female director by Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Additionally, she is the winner of such prestigious film grants as New York State Council for the Arts, Panavision Emerging Filmmaker grant, and Interdisciplinary Council for the Art of Columbia University grants.
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commentaries
- Le cygne de cristal Élie CASTIEL, 2019, revuesequence.org
- «Le cygne de cristal»: la fille au walkman André LAVOIE, 2019, ledevoir.com
- Darya Zhuk: Crystal Swan (Khrustal’, 2018) Olga KLIMOVA, 2019, Kinokultura