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Belarusian feature film Babu, produced by New Wave Production and Belarusfilm National Studio, win award at the All-Russian Festival Shukshin Days at Altai

Belarusian feature film Babu, produced by New Wave Production and Belarusfilm National Studio, win award at the All-Russian Festival Shukshin Days at Altai


The playbill of the Babu film


The Belarusian picture received a special diploma ‘For Artistic Displaying of International Relations’. The movie shows ordinary people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds confronting the world of big money and big interests.

A rich Azerbaijani businessman is on a business trip to Moscow when his seven-year old daughter Leila is abducted. The abductors intend to take the girl to the western border of Belarus where she will be further transported to Europe. However, an unexpected car accident frustrates their plans and the girl manages to escape. The frightened Leila is found by a lonely rural woman, Polina. After meeting Leila, her life will never be the same again. Although Leila and Polina speak different languages, they manage to understand each other and confront the abductors together…

The movie features leading Belarusian and Azerbaijani actors: Tamara Mironova, Alexander Kashperov, Andrey Dushechkin, Igor Denisov, Mikhail Kaminsky, Ilgar Gasanov, Kamran Agabalayev, and Nigar Akhmadova. The film was shot in Belarus and Azerbaijan.

The picture was awarded at the 23rd International Golden Vityaz Film Festival, with Tamara Mironova receiving a diploma for best supporting actress.

The All-Russian Shukshin Days at Altai Festival is part of the Shukshin Days that started in Western Siberia in 1976, after the death of actor, producer and writer Vasily Shukshin.

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