Strip and War, the film by Andrey Kutsila, got Special Mention Award at DocsMX Film Festival in Mexico, the director said on Facebook.
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Earlier, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) awarded the International Critics Prize to Strip and War at goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden.
The crew had been working on the film for about four years. According to Andrey Kutsila, the project turned to be the most continiuos struggle in his life.
“The final cut did not come cheap. But now I am satisfied with the result. I really appreciate that Belsat 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,” the director told Belsat.
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.