LAKE OF HAPPINESS

COUNTRY OF WOMEN

RUHESTÖRUNG

RETURNING

SOFIA

LAKE OF HAPPINESS

 

 2019, short fiction, 29 min., Belarus - Germany - Spain

TRAILER

SYNOPSIS

 

In a small Belarusian village where time seems to stand still, Jasja, a 9-year-old girl, has to deal with her mother‘s death. Her father decides to send her to an orphanage. But one day she decides to run away, home.

 

CREDITS

 

screenwriter and director · Aliaksei Paluyan · DoP · Behrooz Karamizade · Autor · Viktor Martinovich · production designer · Kiryll Halitzki · producer · Aliaksei Paluyan · co-producer · Jörn Möllenkamp (Living Pictures Production GbR), Eduardo M. Escribano Solera (Mailuki Films) · line producer · Miriam Steen · sound design · Vensan Mazmanyan  · color correction  · Edmond Laccon

 

main cast · Anastasiya Plyats · Igar Sigau · Sviatlana Anikei · Ales Malchanau · Dzianis Tarasenka · Aliaksandr Primshitz · Palina Kudzina · Tazzyana Marchel · Elena Zui-Vaitekhouskaya

 

 

FESTIVALS

 

41. Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand

25. Palm Springs International Short Fest

19. Nevada City Film Festival - Best of the Fest Award, Best Narrative Short Award

44. Odense International Film Festival

12. International Short Film Festival Bueu - Jury Prize, Best Actress, Best Art Direction Awards

25. Drama International Short Film Festival - Best Director

2. Ravac International Film Festival

3. Beast International Film Festival

53. Internationalen Hofer Filmtagen

26. Minsk International Film Festival Listapad

36. Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival

49. Alcine – Festival de cine de Alcalá de Henares - Second „Alcine“ Award

64. Cork Film Festival

33. Leeds International Film Festival

24. International Short Film Festival of Dijon

25. Leuven International Short Film Festival - Candidate to European Film Awards 2020

12. Küstendorf Film and Music Festival - Silber EGG Award

31. Trieste Film Festival - Best Short Film

17. Dublin International Film Festival

26. International Short Film Week in Regensburg

9. Richmond International Film Festival

32. Dresden International Short Film Festival

 

- Candidate to European Film Awards 2020

- Hessen Film Awards 2019 - Best Short Film

- nominated to German Short Film Award 2019

 

 

COUNTRY OF WOMEN

 

short documentary, 2017, 26 min., color, HD

TRAILER

SYNOPSIS

 

The Belarusian village Lubeiki is inhabited solely by women. They buried not only their husbands, but their children as well.

Nevertheless, they have immense vitality and will to live. In the words of one of the main characters, “life is short, but sweet.” In the film, they sift through their memories and songs, sharing with us their secrets of overcoming the fears.

 

CREDITS

 

· director, cameraman, producer · Aliaksei Paluyan · sound designer · Konrad Jende · editor · Kimia Eyzad Panah, Aliaksei Paluyan · main cast · Lidzija Janaŭna Havrylčyk, Ljudmila Michajlaŭna Dzjaniščyk, Nadzeja Mikalajeŭna Nekraševič, Jaŭhenija Aliaksandraŭna Valuj

 

FESTIVALS

 

24. Minsk International Film Festival Listapad - Special Prize "For adherence to moral ideals in cinema art"

14. International Documentary Film Festival Zagreb

9. Creative Documentary Film Festival MakeDOX

35. Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival

 

 

 

 

 

RUHESTÖRUNG 2018, short fiction, 17 min., color, 4K

SYNOPSIS

 

Jakub is a young student poured over with hot soup by Natalie in cafeteria. He falls in love with the young lady, but the sight of them is getting lost. When he finally finds she, he realizes that words are not enough to convince them. Jakub finds a way to communicate with Natalia without words.

 

CREDITS

 

· director producer · Aliaksei Paluyan · DoP · Evgeny Revvo · producer · Aliaksei Paluyan · production manager · Khatia Kurasbediani · sound designer · Konrad Jende · editor · Giorgi Abashishvili, Aliaksei Paluyan · main cast · Anton von Lücke, Katia Fellin, Patricia von Meseroni

 

FESTIVALS

 

25. Minsk International Film Festival Listapad

RETURNING

 

short fiction, 2015, 11 min., color, 4K

SYNOPSIS

 

After a protracted absence, Erich returns to his father. However, he is not alone.

By his side are his wife and 8-year-old son. „Why did you come?“ - asks his father, Gustav?

 

CREDITS

 

· director · Aliaksei Paluyan · cameraman · Khatia Kurasbediani · producer · Aliaksei Paluyan · production manager · Alexandra Petkau · sound designer · Kimia Eyzad Panah · editor · Giorgi Abashishvili,  Aliaksei Paluyan · main cast ·  Hans Hirschmüller, Alexander Weise, Birte Leest, Ludwig Pasdzierny

 

 

FESTIVALS

 

33. International Short Film Festival, Tehran - International Competition

23. European Short Film Festival of Independent Authors Berlin - International Competition

 

 

 

 

 

SOFIA

 

short documentary, 2014, 8 min., color, HD

SYNOPSIS

 

A little Sofia put the whole family on the head.

 

CREDITS

 

· director, cameraman · Aliaksei Paluyan · editor · Giorgi Abashishvili, Aliaksei Paluyan · main cast · Sofia Wagner, Irina Wagner, Christof Wagner, Tamara Paluyan, Iwan Paluyan

 

FESTIVALS

 

23. Belgrad International Festival of Ethnological Film

 

 

 

ALIAKSEI PALUYAN author · director
RUHESTÖRUNG 2018, short fiction, 17 min., color, 4K
ALIAKSEI PALUYAN author · director
ALIAKSEI PALUYAN author · director

LAKE OF HAPPINESS

COUNTRY OF WOMEN

RÜHESTÖRUNG

RETURNING

SOFIA

ALIAKSEI PALUYAN author · director