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Time Time95 minutes
LanguageRussian
Welcome to the USA

A brave new voice in queer cinema, Aushakimova’s 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, and the President’s omnipresent cult of personality. 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.

Awards and Festivals
Nominee
Award Laurel
2019
New Auteurs Category
American Film Institute
Grand Jury Prize
Award Laurel
2020
Best International Feature
New York NewFest LGBTQ Festival

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