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Shusha (2016)

Original title: Šuša

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Documentary Duration 69:00

A heart-warming portrait documentary "Shusha" explores in intimate atmosphere the daily life of Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich, the first head of state of Belarus. What is his daily routine like and what is on mind of a man, who a quarter of a century ago initiated Belavezha accords, signed by Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, which were the basis to effectively dissolve the Soviet Union. Shushkevich, who every now and then likes to play Vyssotski's earlier songs on a piano just to himself or his closest friends, is one of the Great Men of contemporary history, whose 'domino effect' initiative caused a geopolitical shift in Europe. However, what Shushkevich himself considers as his greatest achievement is not sending ...

Director: Aivar Valdre | Lauri Lippmaa

Keywords: car ride | human relationships | humanity | drinking | KGB | literature | piano play | home | Communists | apartment building | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kopli Kinokompanii
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 69:00


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Producer Anneli Ahven
Director Aivar Valdre | Lauri Lippmaa
Screenwriter Aivar Valdre | Lauri Lippmaa
Cinematographer Larissa Kabernik
Composer Sven Sosnitski
Sound Designer Kristjan Kurm
Editor Kersti Miilen

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 25.11.2016, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2016
  • Nomination, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2017, Category: Full Length Documentary

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm