Strip and War

Year: 2019
Country: Poland, Belarus
Director: Andrei Kutsila
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 68 min.
Age: 18+

An unexpected collision of two characters and two worlds in the very center of Belarus

International Competition

Outside the city of Minsk live an unlikely pair. A retired lieutenant-colonel stuck in a pro-Soviet past spends his days leading a regional veteran organization, writing military articles and patriotic essays. He shares his home with his grandson Anatol, who left his unfulfilling job as an engineer to pursue his true calling as a stripper and dreams of one day founding his own erotic theatre. Their worlds could not be further apart – and they are still dependent upon one another and must navigate gently through their differences. It is not just a story of a relationship, but rather a reflection of entire Belarus and the post-Soviet space.

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Awards & Festivals:

IDFF goEast – FIPRESCI-Prize
IDFF DocsMX – Special Mention Award
Minsk International film festival Listapad – Special Jury Award