Pure Art

Maksim Shved · Poland, Belarus · 2019 · 52’

Original language with English subtitles

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

About the director

Maksim Shved was born in 1979 in Minsk, Belarus. After graduating from the Law Department of the Belarusian State University, he decided to study film directing. He graduated from the St. Petersburg High School of Directors & Screenwriters in 2013 and the Wajda School, Documentary Programme, in 2016. Now he directs documentary series for television. In his free time he creates and develops social videos.

The film is available from 07/08, 19:00


DirectorMaksim Shved
ProducersMagdalena Borowiec, Tatiana Matysiak, Volia Chajkouskaya
CameraGrzegorz Hartfiel
SoundArtur Walaszczyk
Editor(s)Piotr Bodak
ProductionSQUARE film studio, TVP S.A., Belsat TV, Volia Films, DI Factory
DistributionSQUARE film studio, Volia Films

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