In Belarus, the totalitarian regime cracks down on all opposition. Anyone criticising the dictator risks imprisonment and torture. Belarusian Waltz is the incredible story of the performance artist Alexander Pushkin, who is one of very few who is not scared. Facing grave consequences he organizes public happenings that mock president Lukashenka. Through his art and sense of humor we take a deep dive into the soul of the Belarusian people.

Director's Biography

Andrzej is a dir­ector and scriptwriter of doc­u­ment­ary films and report­ages made for the Pol­ish Tele­vi­sion, a gradu­ate of Warsaw School of Eco­nom­ics Depart­ment of For­eign Trade. He began work­ing for TV in 1980 as a res­ult of a com­pet­i­tion for pro­duc­tion man­agers. From 1996 to 2004 he was the chief editor of doc­u­ment­ary films in TVP1. He was the ori­gin­ator of pro­grammes such as: “Time for doc­u­ment­ary”, “Eyes wide open”, and the author of widely acclaimed films, includ­ing PARADE, DANCE OF THE REEDS, and MOBILE CINEMA OF DREAMS.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Andrzej Fidyk

Cinematography: Adam Fresco

Nominations and Awards

  • European Documentary 2007