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When Flowers Are Not Silent

Andrei Kutsila
Screening time  
05.04. / Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5 Ticket
06.04. / Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 1 Ticket

Another rigging of the presidential election in Belarus in 2020 led to massive civil resistance which the country had never experienced before. Brutal suppression of the peaceful protests resulted in more massive marches. Yet, the peaceful protests, having lasted for several months, did not achieve Alexander Lukashenko’s resignation from the president’s post he’s been holding for 27 years. Instead, political repressions in Belarus increased dramatically and became the largest in the history of Europe since the 1970s. When Flowers Are Not Silent focuses on the lives of Belarusian families who try to continue living and carry on despite being traumatised.


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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2021, 72'

Directed by:
Andrei Kutsila

Screenplay by:
Andrei Kutsila

Andrei Kutsila

Edited by:
Pawel Klepacz, Andrei Kutsila

Beata Krasicka

Belsat TV

Produced by:
Belsat TV

Festivals & Awards:

Warsaw FF: Best Documentary Feature (2021)
Ji.hlava IDFF: Special Mention (2021)
Watch Docs IFF: Special Mention (2021)
Artdocfest IDFF: Special Mention (2021)


Andrei Kutsila