Debut

Human Rights Competition
Anastasiya Miroshnichenko
Belarus
2017
80min
Russian

Eleven women serving sentences in a penitentiary in Belarus take part in a theater production. While long-term imprisonment fills the women with dread, especially about being separated from their families, stepping on the stage allows them to breathe fresh air. Their long-awaited premiere will take place at the State Drama Theater, allowing those performing to leave prison for a few hours and to appear in front of their relatives as something other than criminals. This is the moment of their "initiation", a possible debut into a new life. The story of the theater production searches for answers to the most complicated questions about the consequences of misconduct, and the high price of long periods of isolation.

Projections: 
11.08. Thursday 18:00
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.11. Sunday 18:00
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Victor Labkovich
Editor: 
Varfalamey Kuraga
Stanislav Semyonov
Camera: 
Alexander Moroz
Sound: 
Vyacheslav Kruk
Music: 
Boris Lankov
Production info: 
Pervja Kinovideo Company
Distribution info: 
Taskovski Films Ltd., Nevena Milasinovic, C/o Very Ard Times Ltd Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ, United Kingdom, Telephone: + 387 65 373 261, submissions@taskovskifilms.com, www.taskovskifilms.com
Festivals: 
IDFA 2017
Moscow IDFF DOKer 2018
Al Este Film Festival Lima 2018
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 2018
Awards: 
Special Mention at 58th Krakow Film Festival 2018