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Something Better To Come (2015)

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11-YEAR-OLD YULA lives in one of the most desolate places on Earth: the Svalka, the biggest junkyard in Europe, 20 km outside the center of Moscow. Surrounded by barbed wire and guards, the area is closely monitored to keep intruders out. But in the junkyard lives a group of people in a small, lawless society. These people make up Yula's closest family; here she lives her life, and from here her future springs. (C) Official Site

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Filmmaker Hanna Polak, working over 14 years, has created a chronicle not easily forgotten.

June 4, 2015 | Full Review…

The living conditions of Yula and the others we meet may seem dehumanizing, but Ms. Polak finds humanity nonetheless.

May 21, 2015 | Full Review…

One might not have much hope in coming out of a documentary about people living in such squalor feeling uplifted, but Something Better To Come manages to achieve just that.

December 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Like "Boyhood", this film tracks a character for 14 years. Unlike "Boyhood", it is actually compelling cinema.

January 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Heartbreaking biopic chronicling a dumpster-diving 10 year-old's day-to-day struggle to survive while living in a Russian junkyard.

January 1, 2016 | Rating: 4/4

The horror on display is relentless, almost incomprehensible... [but] in spite of her circumstances, and in the face of the depressing inertia of her world, Yula refuses to accept the idea of hopeless permanence.

June 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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