OVER THE RIVER
POLISH TITLE: NAD NIEMNEM
Once he wanted to be a soldier and today he is a rural doctor and a hard-working farmer. He is also a lonely guardian of the memory of this land’s Jewish inhabitants whose only reminder is an overgrown cemetery. Next to the protagonist, there is his little son who is killing time during summer holidays. Who will little Gosza become in the future? Will he stay in the village which is gradually becoming depopulated and losing ties to its past? The only thing that will remain in place is a bucolic landscape over the Neman River, preserving the traces of the deceased.
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Andrei Kutsila, Larysa Hrybianuk
- Beata Krasicka
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).