August / Belarusian Summer

Pure Art

director: Maksim Shved
Belarus, Poland201952’
eng: Notification

the film is no longer available

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.


Maksim Shved


Magdalena Borowiec, Tatiana Matysiak, Volia Chajkouskaya


Grzegorz Hartfiel


Artur Walaszczyk


Piotr Bodak


SQUARE film studio, TVP S.A., Belsat TV, Volia Films, DI Factory


SQUARE film studio, Volia Films

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August / Belarusian Summer

Around the screening of the film Pure Art, we have prepared online meetings which will introduce us to the Belarusian art community and tell us more about the problems faced by contemporary Belarusian activists and human rights advocates.