2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

What Doesn't Kill You

Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:35PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd

After a rare diagnosis, Lily's attempts to flee from war torn Israel are thwarted when the airport shuts down and her zany cousin forces her to party.

Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 18min

Director: Darya Zhuk

Executive Producer: Eytan Fox, Alfred Dong

Producer: Hannah Janal,

Screenwriter: Hannah Janal, Hannah Sanderson Buchner

Cinematographer: Ziv Berkovich

Editor: Niv Klainer

Sound Designer: Dave Rivera

Music: Nicholas Britell

Additional Credits: Co-Writer: Ariel Richter, Story by: Hannah Janal

Principal Cast: Alexandra Roxo, Nelly Tagar, Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov, Shani Klein


Born in Minsk, Belarus, Darya Zhuk was 16 when she left to study in US. A Harvard graduate, she tried her hand at various film genres until she arrived at directing narrative. She holds an MFA with honors from Columbia University. Her works were selected to the Tarkovsky, Oaxaca, Palm Springs, and Atlanta Film Festival among others.

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Hannah Janal
Bootstrap Films LLC
(917) 727-4736

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Hannah Janal



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