On 28 March there will be a creative meeting in a cultural space OK16, which is dedicated to the process of shooting of “Dikaya okhota korolya Stakha” based on a novel by Vladimir Korotkevich. Cameraman Tatyana Loginova and camera crew members will participate in it. The moderator of the meeting is Irina Demyanova, film expert, programming director of Minsk international festival “Listapad”. Tickets are available on


40 years ago the work on one of the  most delicate, interesting and  successful Belarussian films “Dikaya  okhota korolya Stakha” began.  Although, the idea to cinematize the  novel of Vladimir Korotkevich came to  the director Valeri Rubinchik much  earlier. Korotkevich gave the plot,  characters, legendary detective story  and his knowledge of Belarussian  legends to this film. Apparently you can  take this exciting plot and just shoot,  following the author. But it was clear  right from the beginning that Valeri  Rubinchik intended to create his own  world.

“It was constant and deep research for him. You know, his desk was full of artistic albums. We literally specified each plan many times”, said Tatyana Loginova.

Director’s co-workers think of him as  not  just a talented person, but also a  highly  educated man, who feels the  nature of  cinema and... infinitely  doubts.

We will flip through albums with photo tests and make sure that sometimes five, seven actors were auditioning for even the smallest role. The work on the literary script was difficult too. The first version made by Vladimir Korotkevich was accepted with serious improvements. The recommendations of the editors and consultants were sometimes quite controversial. The legend has it that Korotkevich hasn’t accepted the film, but is it true?

We will find out how long they were choosing nature, how the artist Alexander Chertovich was looking for an image of wild hunting, how the artistic and technical reception of one of the brightest episodes in the history of the national cinema – the chase of wild hunting was born.

On the basis of unique archival materials (transcripts of the Art Council, director's essay, photo tests), as well as personal memories, we will try to recreate the picture of how the film was created.