Valery Liashkevich is a homeless artist who lives at a railway station and for over twenty years has painted pictures in the streets of the Belorussian town of Gomel. For the natives, he is no more than a local attraction, but the filmmakers set out to show that this eccentric artist and philosopher has many important truths to tell: on the meaning of life, that his work and attitude towards the world make deep sense. Two large exhibitions of his works – one of them at the National Art Museum in Minsk – sparked the interest of art critics. The documentary was made with private money to support this extremely talented artist.

Director's Biography
Anastasiya Miroshnichenko, born in 1982, is a Belarussian director. She studied at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts and the State Academy of Postgraduate Education Higher School of Advertising. Miroshnichenko has worked as a television director with a strong focus on historical and scientific programs since 2009. CROSSROADS is her first feature documentary. It has been shown and awarded at international festivals, such as the Warsaw International Film Festival. // Films (selection): PEREKRESTOK (Crossroads, 2014, doc)
Competition Documentary 2015
Anastasiya Miroshnichenko
Belarus / Sweden 2014
62 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Anastasiya Miroshnichenko, Elena Antonishina
Cinematography Alexander Moroz
Editing Varfalamey Kuraga
Sound/Sounddesign Svetlana Sokol
Music Alexei Vorsoba
With Valery Liashkevich
Producer(s) Malcolm Dixelius (Dixit International)
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