Where to watch art-house performances in Minsk
Today arthouse cinema is gaining more and more popularity, since for a long time it remained the subject of delight of a narrow circle of people. More and more people are interested in this genre, respectively, the offer of viewing productions in this style is growing. Events poster, directors and scriptwriters - you will learn everything about the art house in this article.
Art house style in theatrical art
The theater is full of experiments. The art house style migrated from cinema to theater. In the productions, the following questions are relevant
What to do when faced with such problems? The search for answers takes place in a parallel world of illusions, where heroes are placed and where they lose their minds. It is from this unusual perspective that the performances are presented to the viewer. Now Russian art-house can be seen on the theater stage.
The viewer's opinion is, of course, ambiguous. There are spectators leaving their seats both after the first and after the second act. And there are those who watch the production to the end and are not disappointed. But there is nothing strange in this, because this genre is not intended for the general public. Therefore, not everyone will like a performance in the style of Russian art house. After all, the performances are filled with riddles, hints and symbols that need to be solved, into which you need to immerse all your attention in order to understand what is happening on the stage.
Performances in the Cultural Hub OK16
OK16 is an experimental platform where the most daring and large-scale ideas can be implemented. From exhibitions and performances to conferences and techno parties. The platform is focused on the development of creativity and does everything possible for the authors to try their hand, create original projects, inscribing Belarusian art and culture in the global context - an ideal place for art house performances.
Performances in cultural center "Corpus"
"Corpus" is a cultural center aimed at creating conditions for interaction and development of contemporary art and culture, non-formal education and civic activism, creative industries.
A platform for international cooperation, interdisciplinary and public dialogue, exchange of experience between people of culture and art, intellectuals, activists and citizens, representatives of creative business. A space where art and business, creativity and entrepreneurship, learning, social activities and recreation meet. Now underground cultures are actively developing in "Corpus", including the art house, and the site and its creators actively support the creative energy of young artists.
Come here for a trendy party with neon leggings and crimson jackets, watch an 18+ arthouse show, and listen to poems by repressed poets.
Other theaters and spaces where modern productions are shown?
Small hall of the cinema "Raketa"
The Cinemascope project is ready to satisfy everything, even the most vague desires of cinema gourmets. The program is focused on showing auteur films. Weekly retrospectives of outstanding directors: Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Alain René, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Michelangelo Antonioni. Feature of film screenings is that all films are shown in the original language with Russian subtitles. Short films, documentaries, animation, video art and arthouse - all kinds of experimental cinema.
How can viewers follow the event poster?
The main gathering place for Minsk art-house lovers is the Falcon club Cinema Boutique. A special hall is presented for showing arthouse cinema. The hall focuses not so much on mass cinema, which often finds its viewer without unnecessary help, but popularizes auteur cinema, films that usually go unnoticed by the mass audience. Films that are watched not to relax and unwind, but to think, analyze and go out with an empty head.
The poster for this hall can be found on the website of the cinema complex.
Belarusian directors and screenwriters in the art house style
Andrei Kureichik is a Belarusian screenwriter, director, playwright and publicist.
At the age of 21 (2001) he already had a production at the Moscow Art Theater Chekhov. At 22 he staged the play Paradise Lost on the stage of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater (premiered on November 9, 2002). June 21, 2003 on the stage of the Moscow Art Theater Chekhov hosted the premiere of the play "The Piedmont Beast" based on the play by Kureichik, which became one of the winners of the modern play competition established by Oleg Tabakov together with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. It was also staged in many other theaters, in particular in the Mayakovsky Theater. Since 2007 he has been working as a screenwriter in cinema.
Scriptwriter for 24 films, the most popular of which is 'lovey-dovey'. Best Art House Work - Garash. The first Belarusian independent film, which got into the wide republican film distribution. The premiere took place on November 7, 2015 at the Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad". The European premiere took place on November 21, 2015 at the headquarters of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France), in the program of the IV World Democratic Forum.
Yulia Shatun is a young Belarusian film director. At the International Minsk Film Festival “Listapad” in 2017, her debut feature film “Tomorrow” became the best feature film in the National Competition and the first Belarusian work that managed to enter the international film debut competition “Youth on the March”. In July, this tape won four awards at once at the major International Film Festival in Marseille. To some, this will seem impossible: only about $ 40 was spent on the picture, the main roles were played not by professional actors, but by Yulia's parents. But this was enough for the young talented director to create an expressive image of modern Belarusian society, which was appreciated by both viewers and critics.
Belarusian films in arthouse style
Garash is the first Belarusian independent film to get into a wide republican film distribution.
The young Belarusian went to America, where he worked in a cool car service. He decided to stay there and, so that he would not be sent home, tore up his Belarusian passport. This did not save him from deportation. A guy with an already established American dream, Western psychology and plans for life finds himself without documents in his homeland. The only place where he could get a job without a passport is a completely "hellish" garage in Shabany, where he has to face the Soviet life of the industrial zone. He meets a girl, punishes a petty corrupt official and re-opens his homeland for himself.
In the film, the screenwriter sneers at the checks carried out by various departments. In one of the episodes, the "American" unfolds a local newspaper, which says that a firefighter and an employee of the sanitary and epidemiological station were killed in Minsk. It becomes clear from the context: the "American" suspects his superiors of murder.
Where to watch arthouse movies?
Today, Minsk moviegoers go to the Museum of the History of Belarusian Cinema. A place where mass cinema is not allowed to enter. You won't hear popcorn crunching or soda sipping through a straw here. The Museum of the History of Belarusian Cinema is a temple for true lovers of cinema. Those who sit closer to the screen to see the image first.
You can reflect on the corruption of life with the masters of the frame in the cinema on the first floor.
Do you want to get more information about the origin and development of Belarusian cinema? Go to the second floor. The exhibition hall is located there.
The third floor is intended for thematic exhibitions.
Which retrospectives can be viewed this month, or which exhibitions will be held this week, you can find out on the official website of the Museum of the History of Belarusian Cinema or at st. Sverdlov, 4.
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