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9 Nov 2018

25th Minsk International Film Festival Listapad

25th Minsk International Film Festival Listapad

The 25th edition of the film festival was dedicated to famous director and one of the festival’s most loved participants Kira Muratova. The slogan of this year’s forum referred to Kira Muratova’s movie Getting to Know the Big, Wide World. According to the organizers, this is what movies should be – they should tell a story that anyone can relate to.

“Getting to Know the Big, Wide World is one of those Soviet-era movies that never lose their relevance. Quite the opposite, they become more powerful year after year. Kira Muratova’s movies are synonymous to novation, relevance and ageless themes. We feel great reverence for Kira Muratova and we are thrilled by her attitude to us. At the same time, we invite the audience “to get to know the big, wide world” literally, because a movie is more than just an exciting story. Immersing in absolutely different backgrounds, cultures and storylines we discover the world and our own selves,” program director of the festival Igor Sukmanov said.

Guests of honor of the 25th edition of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad were Svetlana Nemolyaeva, People’s Artist of the RSFSR, one of the leading actresses of the Mayakovsky Moscow Academic Theater, and actor, producer Rustam Sagdullayev. The Lіstapad 2018 featured 167 films from 48 countries, including Kenya and South Africa who made their first appearance in Minsk.

Golden Listapad Grand Prix for Best Film

I don’t care if we go down in history as barbarians, director Radu Jude (Romania, Czechia, France, Bulgaria, Germany)

Audience Award for Best Feature Film

Yuli, director Iciar Bollain (Spain, Great Britain, Germany)

Award for National Program Best Fiction Film

Daughter, director Mara Tamkovich (Poland)

Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film

Home Games, director Alisa Kovalenko (Ukraine, France, Poland)

Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus “For Humanism and Spirituality in the Cinema”

"Core of the World" (Russia), director Natalia Meshchaninova

Golden Listapadzik Award for Best Film For Children's Audience

Supa Modo, director Likarion Wainaina (Kenya, Germany).

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