France hosts the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Among hundreds of films one can find movies made by Belarusians or about Belarus.
Viva Bel@rus by Polish film director Krzysztof Łukaszewicz is based on real events. It is about the Belarusian youth struggling against dictatorship. This is the first Belarusian-language film to be shown on such a level. Roles were played by rap singer Vinsent, actors Dzyanis Tarasenka, Aleh Sidorchyk, Alyaksandr Mauchanau, Raman Padalyaka, Anatoly Kot, showman Alyaksandr Pamidorau, Polish actress Karolina Gruszka, Radio Svaboda reports.
The movie financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture, the Polish Film Institute and French Canal+ was shot in Poland by the State Film Studio.
The movie was shown twice at Cannes: at 1:00 pm, May 22 at Riviera 4 and 11:30 am, May 23 at Palais B.