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Belarus’ National Pavilion opens in Cannes


MINSK, 15 may (BelTA) – Belarus’ National Pavilion has opened at the 67th International Film Festival in Cannes, one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the world of cinema, BelTA learned from Director General of the National Film Studio Belarusfilm Oleg Silvanovich.

This is the fourth time Belarus has arranged its cinematic "embassy" at the forum. This year the organizers are the Culture Ministry of Belarus, Belarusfilm Film Studio and film company Nonstop MEDIA.

The main purpose of the pavilion is to search for partners, present the services and capabilities of the national cinema.

Belarusfilm delegation includes Deputy General Director Dmitry Sheleg, the head of the script and marketing service "Kinoprojekt” Anatoly Korolev, advertising and festival affairs manager Eliza Potapenko.

The National Film Studio has prepared the presentation of more than 20 films. The film “White Dew. The Return” (director Alexander Butor) will be premiered in Cannes. Other screenings include Kinderville Ghost” (directed by Elena Turova), “Wonder Island or Polesskie Robinsons” (director Sergei Sychev), and “Incredible Travel” (directed by Alexander Anisimov).

The animation repertoire will include Rondo Capriccioso (producer Igor Volchek), Roaster at the Well (Irina Tarasova), Mousy (Vladimir Petkevich), About Girl Zhenya (Tatiana Zhitkovskaya) and others.

The Letopis Studio will present a number of its works in France. Among them is Andrei Takindang. Stopping in the Middle by Igor Chishchenya and Shambala by Galina Adamovich. The Belarusian Video Center has brought to the festival Viktor Aslyuk’s Russkiy, Vladimir Kozlov’s Volga-Garonne, and Gennady Ryabtsev’s Vladimir Tsesler.

Nonstop MEDIA film company is presented by General Producer Sergei Zhdanovich and Producer Yuri Igrusha. They will present the national film project Abel and open up the name of the Hollywood actress who will perform the main female role in the movie.

Belarus Pavilion will stay open in Cannes until 25 May.