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PURE ART

by Maksim Shved

synopsis

A mysterious artist appears in different districts of Minsk. He spreads his canvass and begins to paint. Curious passers-by spontaneously approach the painter and ask him questions about his work. The man never reveals what he is actually painting – he just replies with a question. He asks them what they see on the canvas. Art becomes an excuse to talk about life, the every-day reality, the state, social issues and human stories. Together, they reveal the secret of the “last dictatorship of Europe”.

international title: Pure Art
original title: Czysta sztuka
country: Belarus, Poland
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Maksim Shved
film run: 51'
screenplay: Lukasz Czajka, Maksim Shved
cinematography by: Grzegorz Hartfiel
film editing: Piotr Bodak
producer: Magdalena Borowiec, Tatiana Matysiak, Volia Chajkouskaya
production: SQUARE film studio sp. z o.o., Volia Films (BY)
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