Belarus

  • Aliaksei Paluyan – Courage (2021)

    2021-2030Aliaksei PaluyanBelarusDocumentary
    Courage (2021)
    Courage (2021)

    During the presidential elections in Belarus, three actors from an underground theatre in Minsk are caught up in the wake of mass protests. It draws them onto the open streets of Minsk to protest for freedom of speech and the long-awaited change of power. But the people’s voice is brutally crushed by the regime’s security apparatus. Members of the theatre group are arrested. The country is on the brink of civil war. COURAGE accompanies the brave and peaceful resistance of Maryna, Pavel and Denis before and during the protests and offers a personal and deep insight into the Belarus of today.Read More »

  • Nikita Lavretski – A Kid’s Flick (2021)

    2021-2030BelarusDramaFantasyNikita Lavretski

    Coming from the heart of the Belarusian Rebellion, an intimate portrait of a young woman. When her regular self enters emotional turmoil, her seifuku-wearing magical witch alter ego is keeping the fighting spirit ablaze.

    An intimate portrait of a young girl leading a double life. When she finds herself in emotional turmoil in the midst of isolation, her seifuku-clad magical alter ego keeps her fighting spirit alive.Read More »

  • Valeri Rubinchik – Dikaya okhota korolya Stakha AKA The Savage Hunt of King Stakh (1980) (HD)

    1971-1980BelarusHorrorThrillerValeri Rubinchik

    Quote:
    It was a dark and stormy night…. at the turn of the century and Bielarecki (Boris Plotnikov), a young ethnographer seeks shelter at Marsh Firs, a gloomy baronial manor set amidst Byelorussian marshes, while he conducts research into the myths and legends of the region. He discovers from the castle’s young and tragic owner, Nadzieja Jankowska (Yelena Dimotrova), that the place is haunted by two ghosts-the Little Man of Marsh Firs and the Lady in Blue-and that her family line was accursed centuries ago when ancestor Roman Jankowska denied the hand of his daughter to King Stach, whose ghost now rides with those of thirteen horsemen to drag Jankowska offspring and their servants to death in the surrounding marshes…Read More »

  • Gabriel Tejedor – Mayskaya Street (2017)

    2011-2020BelarusDocumentaryGabriel Tejedor

    Kanopy wrote:
    Winter 2015, Belarus. The presidential election is brewing. The omnipotent Lukashenko is running for a 5th. mandate at the head of this martyred country: devastated by World War II and then by Chernobyl. Kostia has just turned 18. He lives in the countryside, surrounded by his relatives: his grandmother who follows the presidential campaign on TV, the neighbor, a political opponent who restores the statues of the church, a photographer friend who dreams of being a reporter, a classmate not very shy, but jealous … A colorful daily life, based on resourcefulness and mutual aid. An arbitrary and absurd world too, where everyone tries to find a meaning, a dream, a project … From her birthday to his first vote, Kostia takes us along in his discovery of his fellow human beings, his country and his future.Read More »

  • Darya Zhuk – Khrustal AKA Crystal Swan (2018)

    2011-2020ArthouseBelarusDarya ZhukDrama

    In 1990s Belarus, a wanderlust young DJ is derailed by a typo in a forged US Visa application, forcing her to a backwater village where she is determined to fake her way to the American dream.Read More »

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