Movie made with Belsat TV contribution awarded at OFF Cinema festival in Poland

Strip and War, a film by Andrey Kutsila, got Audience Award at the 24th International Documentary Film festival OFF Cinema in Poznań.

The documentary tells a story of a Belarusian striptease performer who indulges in polemics with his grandfather; their dispute on the life and war being a golden thread through Kutsila’s work.

The crew had been working on the film for about four years. According to Andrey Kutsila, the project turned to be the most continuous struggle in his life.

“The final cut did not come cheap. But now I am satisfied with the result. I really appreciate that Belsat TV supported the project in its infancy and sent me to the program Młodzi o młodych under the guidance of prominent Polish documentary makers in 2014. There the idea was born! For me, this work is of landmark nature. With the help of the film, I tried to metaphorically say something about our country. I am very grateful to my characters for their involvement and patience,” he said.

In October 2019, Special Mention Award was presented to the Belarusian director’s documentary at DocsMX Film Festival in Mexico.

Earlier, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) awarded the International Critics Prize to Strip and War at goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden.