Epitaph

Belarus / 2020 / documentary / 28' / Short Film Competition

This Belarussian necropolis is a place where some people can meet with dead family members and spend time on contemplation. Few others try to look for the traces of the past there, some come just for a walk and yet another group engages into family feasting. Next to strollers and contemplators, there sometimes come cats creeping among the tombs and squirrels looking out from trees. Immersed in deadly silence, the cemetery comes to life from time to time, while the faces from tomb photographs, frozen in time, look at all this in silence.

directed by
Victor AsliukQ&A guest

Graduated from Belarusian State University and Belarusian Academy of Arts. Since 2003 - member of European Film Academy. Directed more than 40 documentaries. Took part in numerous international film festivals where received about 60 awards. His Filmography: “Tears of Prodigal Son” (1995), “Andrew’s Stones” (2000), “We Are Living on The Edge” (2002), “Kola” (2003), “Sultan From Odrynki” (2004), “Black and White” (2005), “Maria” (2007), “Waltz” (2008), “Robinsons of Mantsinsaari” (2008), “Island Belarus” (2009), “Andrew” (2010), “Earth” (2012), “Wooden People” (2012), “Lucky People” (2014), “The Russian” (2014), “Patrol” (2019).

cinematography
Victor Asliuk
script
Volha Dashuk Q&A guest, Victor Asliuk
editing
Victor Asliuk
production
Janusz Gauryliuk (BELSAT TV)
Photo
Epitaph