I Need The Handshakes

Neither in her young years, nor now has Tacciana run barefoot through the sweet-scented meadow near her house, swum in the river flowing nearby, hugged and kissed her lover… A 92-year old Valiantsina, being in the latter years of her life, opens the worn-out notebooks of her daughter in a remote village, and together we go on a journey to the unknown world of the person who is abandoned and forgotten.


Director Bio

ANDREI KUTSILA was born in 1983 in Baranovichi in Belarus. In 2007 he earned a degree in journalism from the Belarusian State University. In 2009 he finished the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. Currently he works as a freelancer for studios and TV. He made more than 10 short and mid-length films. Andrei was a participant of many international educational projects (IDFAcademy, Berlinale Talents are among them). In 2018 Andrei got the IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary for his film “Summa”.

Info

  • Directed by:Andrei Kutsila
  • Written by:Andrei Kutsila
  • Produced by:Beata Krasicka
  • Runtime:18 mins
  • Completion Date:January 12, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Poland
  • Country of Filming:Belarus
  • Language:Belarusian, Russian
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 7
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 5th Bridgeways Ballymahon 2 - 3pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 6th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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