Pure art

Poland, Belarus, Estonia, 2019, 50 min.

Director

Maxim Shved

Producer

Magdalena Borowiec,
Tatiana Matysiak,
Volia Chajkouskaya

Scenario

Maxim Shved,
Łukasz Czajka

Rights Holder

Square Film Studio, Volia Films

DOP

Grzegorz Hartfiel

Production

Square Film Studio, Volia Films

Communal painters Zina and Inna carefully paint the graffiti and slogans on the walls of Minsk, leaving colourful rectangles as a result. The artist  Zakhar Kudin is inspired by bright figures and decides to copy them to huge canvases. Passers-by intrigued by Zakhar performance are trying to interpret his work and express their opinion, but not only about art. Watching the birth of an artistic phenomenon, the film with irony and love shows contemporary Belarus and raises issues actual not only in this country.

HONORS
2019 Krakow IFF (Poland)
ArtDocFest Open Documentary FF (Latvia / Russia)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Maxim Shved

Born in 1979 in Minsk. After graduating from the Law Department of the Belarusian State University decided to study film directing. Graduated from St. Petersburg High School of Directors and Screenwriters in 2013 and Wajda School (Documentary Programme) in 2016. Currently directs documentary series for television. In his free time creates and develops social videos.

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