November 01

THEATRICAL DATE OPENING – AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY – “COURAGE” A FILM BY ALIAKSEI PALUYAN – NOVEMBER 12 IN THEATERS – LAEMMLE GLENDALE! PROVIDES A VERY INSIGHTFUL AND DEEP LOOK INTO THE RECENT PROTESTS IN BELARUS.

COURAGE Directed and Written by Aliaksei Paluyan and Produced by Jörg Möllenkamp During the presidential elections in Belarus, three actors from an underground theater in Minsk are caught up in the whirlpool of mass protests. It draws them onto the open streets of Minsk to protest for freedom of speech and the long-awaited change of power. But the people’s voice is brutally crushed by the regime’s security apparatus. Members of the theatre group are arrested. The country is on the brink of civil war. Courage accompanies the courageous and peaceful resistance of Maryna, Pavel and Denis before and during the protests and offers a personal and deep insight into the Belarus of today. www.courage-film.com
CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARDS CONTENDER ON THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOMS IN BELARUS COURAGE OPENS IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 AT LAEMMLE GLENDALE Directed and written by  Aliaksei Paluyan Produced by Jörn Möllenkamp WATCH THE FESTIVAL TRAILER NOW “Powerful. Captures the spirit of the popular uprising in Belarus.” “Paluyan captures the hopes of a population that spans across gender and generations, and there will always be something uplifting about watching people fight peacefully for freedom.”  “Absorbing, stirring.” “A portrait of a country at the crossroads, one that is likely to resonate with audiences worldwide” During the presidential elections in Belarus, three actors from an underground theatre in Minsk are caught up in the whirlpool of mass protests. It draws them onto the open streets of Minsk to protest for freedom of speech and the long-awaited change of power. But the people’s voice is brutally crushed by the regime’s security apparatus. Members of the theatre group are arrested. The country is on the brink of civil war. Courage accompanies the courageous and peaceful resistance of Maryna, Pavel and Denis before and during the protests and offers a personal and deep insight into the Belarus of today. WORLD PREMIERE – Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION – Visions du Réel – International Feature Competition OFFICIAL SELECTION –  Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION – CPH:DOX OFFICIAL SELECTION – Krakow Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sheffield DocFest OFFICIAL SELECTION – IDFA (See it in Amsterdam in November!) OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.courage-film.com We would like to thank DAVID MAGDAEL, Kim Dixon and Adam J. Segal • The 2050 Group -for the press release.