Belarussian documentary about the homeless artist Valeryi Lyashkevich got three awards of the festival "Russia"
The film is about the life of a homeless Belarusian artist from Homel took awards "The best film about the person-founder", "Best Debut" and "People's Choice Award". The festival "Russia" is held annually in Yekaterinburg in October. It is one of the major national forums of Russian documentary film makers. This year, the Festival received more than 300 applications. The selection committee included in the competition program 32 films.
The film "The Crossroad" is also included in the main competition of documentary films of the 30th Warsaw International Film Festival, which takes place on October 10-19. The Belarusian documentary did not take part in the program of the Warsaw Film Forum before. The Warsaw International Film Festival is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), International Federation of Film (FIPRESCI), and Oscar Academy List.
The "The Crossroad" tells the story of an artist, who more than 20 years lives in the Homel railway station, keeps paints in the storage chambers, sells his paintings in his native city, and every summer travels to St. Petersburg. There he also lives on the street, draws and sells his paintings.
Works by Valeryi Lyashkevich stored in the collections of the National Museum of Art, the Homel Palace and Park Ensemble, Zaslavsky Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, as well as in private collections in Belarus, Russia, Europe and the United States.