I Need The Handshakes

I Need The Handshakes

I Need The Handshakes

Poland, Belarus / Documentary / 18' / HD / Color / 2020

Old woman, being in the latter years of her life, opens the worn-out notebooks of her daughter in a remote village. Together we go on a journey to the unknown world of the person who is abandoned and forgotten.

Director: Andrei Kutsila
Script: Andrei Kutsila
Director of Photography: Andrei Kutsila
Producer: Beata Krasicka
Editing: Andrei Kutsila
Sound: V Kruk
Cast: Tatiana Babryckaja, Valiancina Babryckaja

CV

Andrei Kutsila was born in 1983 in Baranovichi in Belarus. In 2007 he earned a degree in journalism from the Belarusian State University. In 2009 he finished the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. Currently he works as a freelancer for studios and TV. He made more than 10 films and was a participant of many international educational projects (IDFAcademy, Berlinale Talents are among them). In 2018 Andrei got the IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary for his film “Summa”.

Filmography

I Need The Handshakes 2020, Strip and War 2019, Summa 2018, King of the Hill 2017, Guests 2015, Where You Belong 2015, Love in Belarus 2014, Enough! To Freedom 2012, Fight For 2011, Kill the Day 2010, Focal Distance 2008

Festivals Attended

Summa: IDFA, Doc Point Tallin, Beldocs, Zagreb Dox, Krakow FF / Strip and War: Hot Docs, Bergen IFF, DocsMX, Astra FF, FIPADOC / I Need The Handshakes: Go Short, Krakow FF, Huesca FF, FIDBA, Watch Docs

Awards

Summa: Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary - IDFA, Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best documentary film - Krakow Film Festival, Grand Prize - Pärnu Film Festival, Best Documentary Film Award in National Competition - Minsk International Film Festival / Strip and War: Film Critic's Award – FIPRESCI, goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European

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