Perekrestok

Crossroads

 
Valery Liashkevich ist obdachlos. Sein Lebensraum: ein Bahnhof. Seine Passion: das Malen. Seit mehr als zwanzig Jahren geht Valery dieser in den Straßen der weißrussischen Stadt Gomel nach. Für die Einheimischen ist er lediglich eine lokale Attraktion. Mit dem privat finanzierten PEREKRESTOK zeigt Anastasiya Miroshnichenko, dass der exzentrische Künstler und Philosoph weit mehr ist als das. Vieles weiß Valery zu erzählen, vieles hat er schon erlebt: Er sinniert über das Leben, seine Arbeit und die Haltung gegenüber der Welt. Zwei große Ausstellungen – eine davon im Weißrussischen Nationalmuseum in Minsk – weckten schlussendlich gar das Interesse der Kunstkritik.

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 / Schweden 2014
color
62 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Anastasiya Miroshnichenko, Elena Antonishina
Kamera Alexander Moroz
Schnitt Varfalamey Kuraga
Ton/Sounddesign Svetlana Sokol
Musik Alexei Vorsoba
Mit Valery Liashkevich
Produzent*innen Malcolm Dixelius (Dixit International)
Produktion
Dixit International Box 24 139 03 Stavsnäs Sweden T +46 704 22 26 50 malcolm@dixit.se www.dixit.se