Waiting in anticipation
Belarusfilm National Film Studio prepares to launch filming for winners of Open Republican Contest of Cinema Projects
The competition was held in August, and work is now being launched on filming the winning entries. The first is Hold on to the Clouds: a television drama with 8 episodes, written by Valentin Zaluzhny and Ilya Tsofin, and directed by Roman Gapanyuk. The story follows the challenging work of a crew tasked with putting up power transmission lines, under the guidance of experienced foreman Vladimir Kovalev. As they work, we hear their concerns and worries, and learn about their mutual friendship and supportiveness, which helps them overcome any obstacle.
Actor, director and scriptwriter Roman Gapanyuk graduated from the Higher Theatrical College (named after Shchukin) and worked as a director for Brest Drama and Music Theatre. He directed A Special Case and A Sure Remedy, as well as 8-part series In the Constellation of Sagittarius (2015).
Traces on the Water is a feature-length film written by Andrey Golubev (based on Nikolay Ilyinsky’s novel Foreign Native). Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the militia, the events take place in 1947, on the territory of Western Belarus. The army is battling isolated groups of bandits, trying to restore peace, as well as law and order in the war-torn land.
By Yevgeny Skorokhodov