Archive of films The Genius of the Place / Genij mesta

2003, 15 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2003

The image of the distant and recent past, and the reality and quality of contemporary life in Belarus is interpreted by the original mime Viacheslav Inozemtsev.


Attitudes to the distant and recent past, and the reality and quality of contemporary life in Belarus are interpreted through movement and expression by mime Viacheslav Inozemtsev, actor and director of InZest Pantomime Theatre. His character, an unperceived and eerie “wanderer” through time and space, is confronted by archive news footage and integrated with his “creation-reaction” into the natural village and urban scenery captured on film. He personifies the judgment, memory and consciousness of national existence.

About the director

Galina Adamovich, director of Belarusfilm, graduated from Minsk’s Belarus Art Academy in 1994. She has shot the documentaries: Rubbish (Turusy na kolyosakh, 1992), Love Me When I’m Black (Polyubi menya chornyenkim, 1993), The Woman’s Question (Zhenski vopros, 1995), Faust Arlena. Music, Help Me! (Faust Arlena. Muzyka, pomogi!, 1996), What Is My Pimen to You? For the Town and World (Chto v Pimenye tyebe moyom? Gorodu i miru, 1997), Holidays for an Orphan (Kanikuly dlya siroty, 1998), The Genius of the Place (Gyeni mesta, 2002).


Galina Adamovich
28/37 Gikalo Str., apt. 25, 220071, Minsk
Tel: +375 17 239 0317, +375 172 638 044
Fax: +375 17 227 5780, +375 172 640 751

IBM Česká republika, spol. s r.o.
V Parku 2294/4, 148 00, Praha 4
Czech Republic

About the film

Color, 35 mm
International premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Galina Adamovich
Screenplay: Galina Adamovičová / Galina Adamovich
Dir. of Photography: Taťjána Loginovová / Tatiana Loginova
Music: Viktor Kopytko
Editor: Nina Jefimovová / Nina Yefimova
Producer: Oxana Ejhartová / Oksana Eihart
Production: Belarusfilm
Contact: Galina Adamovich, IBM Česká republika, spol. s r.o.


Irina Nikolayevna Demyanova

Oxana Valentinova Eikhart


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