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Time Time95 minutes
LanguageRussian
Welcome to the USA

A brave new voice in queer cinema, Aushakimova’s deft debut feature follows Aliya, a 36-year-old woman, who wins the green card lottery and is preparing to emigrate. We glimpse the day-to-day life Aliya wishes to leave behind: corruption, violence, sexism. But still Aliya hesitates, reluctant to leave her home. She is facing the dilemma so many queer people from conservative countries facing: do I stay or do I go.

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ASHLEY UPSHALL
ASHLEY UPSHALL
A must see film
A beautiful nuanced film which is insightful and melancholic. Really enjoyed.
Awards and Festivals
2019
Award Laurel
Nominee
New Auteurs Category
American Film Institute
2020
Award Laurel
Grand Jury Prize
Best International Feature
New York NewFest LGBTQ Festival

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