International Competition


Andrei Kutsila
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
26.02. / Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Thursday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  
A slow film with an elegant storyline about the art of life and art itself.

A young Belarusian artist leaves her husband behind in Minsk to visit her friend, the elderly painter Andrzej Strumiłło, in his idyllic manor house in Poland. For her, the trip offers a welcome diversion from city life; for him it’s a break from a lonely existence marked by old age. The pleasant routine of drawing, talking, horseback riding and chores around the house is interrupted only by calls from the artist’s husband, who wants her to come home. But she wants to stay longer – she isn’t finished here yet.


Andrei Kutsila

Andrei Kutsila is a filmmaker with over ten documentaries to his credit. In 2007 he earned a degree in journalism from the Belarusian State University, and two years later graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. He fulfils himself as a freelancer and works on television projects. In 2018 he won the IDFA award in the Best Medium-Length Documentary Film category for Summa (ZagrebDox 2019). In 2019 he was awarded the Silver Hobby-Horse at Kraków Film Festival. His latest documentary When Flowers Are Not Silent got Best Documentary Feature Award at Warsaw Film Festival.

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Poland, Belarus
2018, 51'

Directed by:
Andrei Kutsila

Screenplay by:
Tatiana Bembel, Andrei Kutsila

Andrei Kutsila

Edited by:
Andrei Kutsila, Pawel Klepacz

Miroslaw Dembinski

Produced by:
Film Studio Everest

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2018 – Best Mid-Length Documentary