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Acclaimed Polish writer-director Dorota Kędzierzawska (Time to Die, MIFF 2008) presents a quiet, humble film about the indignities of childhood and the persistence of hope.

Petya, Vasya and Lyapa are alone in the world. Homeless and orphaned, they drift across the wintry Russian landscape like wraiths, listlessly scavenging their way from city to city. Dreaming of a better life, they head toward the border with Poland, convinced that on the other side they'll finally find something to call home.

Carried on the back of three remarkably assured performances from the child leads, Tomorrow Will Be Better is a miracle of cinematic restraint, a beautifully shot, unsentimental ode to the indomitable nature of innocence.

Winner of a Generation Kplus award at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.

D/S Dorota Kędzierzawska P Arthur Reinhart WS Kid Film L Russian, Polish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010