Viva Belarus

Zywie Bielarus, 2012, 101 min.

Viva Belarus (2012)
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Awards

2013
Brussel Film Festival
Best Screenpaly for Krzysztof Lukaszewicz & Franak Viacorka

Istanbul International Crime and Punishment Film Festival
Best Film

Gdynia Film Festival
Audience Award in the Panorama

International Historical And Military Film Festival
Golden Sward in Feature Category

Vienna International Film Festival for Young People
Grand Prix and Audience Award

Production
Director Krzysztof Lukaszewicz
Screenplay Krzysztof Lukaszewicz, Franak Viacorka
Cinematography Witold Stok
Music Lavon Volski
Art Direction Andrzej Halinski
Producer Wlodzimierz Niderhaus
Cast
Dzmitry “Vinsent” Papko Miron Zacharka
Viera Karolina Gruszka
Zampolit Aliaksandr Malcanau
Szczuka Dzianis Tarasienka
Ruslan Paval Kryksunou
Sergeant Ruslan Paval Kryksunou
Sieryj Maksim Karzycki
Defens Deputy Minister Anatoliy Kot
Paszka’s Father Lech Lotocki
Paszka Damian Salvin
Story
Based on the true story of Franak Viacorka and other Belarusian youth activists, the film Viva Belarus depicts the life and fate of nonconformist youth living in “Europe’s last dictatorship.” The groundbreaking film tells the story of 23-year old Miron, whose true passion is music. When his concert triggers an anti-regime protest, Miron is held responsible. Despite a heart condition, he is forcibly drafted into the army. Serving in a remote unit, Miron faces ideological brainwashing and horrible living conditions. Through a hidden mobile phone, Miron informs his girlfriend Viera about the day to day life of a conscript. She posts his diary on the Internet and it soon becomes a sensation among young people. As a result, the regime tries to discredit Miron and crush his spirit.