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13 Jan 2021

European cinema festival due in Minsk on 20-31 January

European cinema festival due in Minsk on 20-31 January
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MINSK, 13 January (BelTA) – A European cinema festival will take place in Minsk on 20-31 January, BelTA learned from the visual and performing arts center ART Corporation.

The audience will be able to see feature films and documentaries, a total of over 40 entries from Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Italy, Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, Southeast and Eastern Europe. “These films took part in prestigious international film festivals. They will help build a better understanding of contemporary European culture, and will be a real treat for appreciators of auteur cinema. At a time when the whole world is under lockdown, cinema will try to overcome barriers and unite the world. The messages delivered by these films will help get a better grasp of the reality we are living in,” ART Corporation said.

The films will be screened in several cinemas, including Tsentralny, Pioneer, Falcon Club Boutique Cinema and Silver Screen in the Galileo mall. These films were presented at film festivals around the world throughout the past year. The program features family films and documentaries from leading European cinema schools. The films will be presented by film experts Irina Demyanova, Igor Sukmanov and Maria Kostyukovich, as well as children's writers Yevgenia Pasternak and Andrei Zhvalevsky. Some screenings will be followed by a discussion with the directors.

The festival will kick off with Rival directed by Marcus Lenz (Germany). According to the organizers, the film is a mix of drama and thriller and revolves around an unpredictable and unexpected love triangle. An elderly German man and a 9-year-old Ukrainian boy compete for a woman’s love and maternal affection. Excellent acting will keep you on your toes until the very end.

The fiction program includes social dramas, love adventures, fantasies and stories based on real events. The selection of documentary films includes documentary comedies and documentary animation, as well as the best films of students of film schools in Germany, Italy, Croatia and Slovakia.

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