WALLS

POLISH TITLE: MURY

The eponymous walls belong to a grey prison building – a symbol of cruel, yet fearful rule of President Lukashenko. Families of the detained are standing in front of the building, they are mostly women supporting political prisoners: their husbands, brothers and sons. Andrei Kutsila's film, produced by Belsat TV, provides us with an insight into emotions and the psychological condition of the Belarusian society. It also shows mechanisms of stifling resistance – one of them is depriving relatives of any information about the detained. Uncertainty and longing give rise to wrath.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
17'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Andrei Kutsila
SCRIPT:
Andrei Kutsila
DOP:
Andrei Kutsila
EDITOR:
Andrei Kutsila
PRODUCTION:
Beata Krasicka

Andrei Kutsila »

Film director, born in 1983. In 2007 he earned his degree in International Journalism from the Belarusian State University and two years later he graduated from the Belarusian Academy of Fine Arts in Minsk. Since then he has collaborated with various producers and TV stations as a freelance filmmaker and participated in many international education programmes (including IDFAcademy and Berlinale Talents). In 2018 he won the IDFA award in the Best Medium-Length Documentary Film category for "Summa". In 2019, he was awarded with the Silver Hobby-Horse for the best documentary film in the National Competition of the Krakow Film Festival. He is a winner of the "Gaude Polonia" scholarship granted by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the author of the following films: "Focal distance" (2008), "Kill the Day" (2010), "Fight For" (2011), "Enough! To Freedom ..." (2012), "Love in Belarus" (2014), "Guests"(2015), "Passing BY" (2016), "King of the Hill" (2017), "Summa" (2018), "Strip and War" (2019) and "I Need the Handshakes" (2020).
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