COURAGE | documentary | GER / BY | 2021 | Living Pictures Production | 89´ | 1:2,39 | bm ursa mini & leica-r

During the presidential elections in Belarus, three actors from an underground theatre in Minsk are caught up in the wake of mass protests. It draws them onto the open streets of Minsk to protest for freedom of speech and the long-awaited change of power. But the people's voice is brutally crushed by the regime's security apparatus. Members of the theatre group are arrested. The country is on the brink of civil war. COURAGE accompanies the brave and peaceful resistance of Maryna, Pavel and Denis before and during the protests and offers a personal and deep insight into the Belarus of today.

director & producer: Aliaksei Paluyan | producer: Jörn Möllenkamp | cinematography: Tanya Haurylchyk & Jesse Mazuch | colorist: Edmond Laccon

awards
*Hessischer Filmpreis - Newcomer Award & Nomination Best Documentary*
*Baltic Sea Docs - Current Time TV Award*
*Biografilm Festival - Hera Nuovi Talenti Award*
*Tempo Documentary Festival - Stefan Jarl Award*


screenings
Berlinale 2021 - Special
Visions Du Reel 2021
IDFA 2021 - Best of Fests
HotDocs 2021
CPH:Dox 2021
Krakow Film Festival 2021
Sheffield Doc Fest 2021
Linz Crossing Europe 2021