THIS KIND OF HOPE
Germany, Switzerland 2023 – Director: Pawel Siczek – Original language: Belarusian, English, Russian – Subtitles: English, French, German
He wants “to prevent Europe from sacrificing Belarus to Russia.” This is how Andrei Sannikov describes his mission. He stepped down from his position as Vice Foreign Minister in 1996 in protest against Lukaschenko’s policies and directly challenged him as a presidential candidate in 2010. Sannikov was subsequently arrested, tortured and sentenced. Today he lives in exile in Poland. His fight for a free Belarus continues. Silvia Bauer
Writer: Pawel Siczek. Camera: Daniel Samer. Sound: Pawel Siczek, Jonathan Skorupa. Editing: Claudio Cea. Music: David Langhard. Production: A Film Company, Departures Film. Producer: Valentin Greutert, Thomas Král. Length: 83 min. Distribution: Real Fiction Filmverleih
On 7 May we present the film at the presentation of the German Documentary Film Music Award 2023 at HFF (Audimax) incl. Q&A with director, producer and protagonists.
The Swiss director of Polish origin spent parts of his childhood and youth in Libya. He lives in Munich, where he studied documentary film directing and television journalism at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen.
DIE HÄLFTE DER STADT, DE 2015, 86 min.
FUSSGÄNGERZONE, DE 2010, 60 min.
ANDERER HERBST, DE 2004, 19 min.
Winner German Documentary Film Music Award: David Langhard (Composition)