This year, the Belarusian competition of Northern Lights brought together vastly different but truly heartfelt films. These films tell about the experienced and the meaningful, about various facets of life, in which the dramas of the century and artistic fiction testify to our unfortunate, absurd, and paradoxical time, which demands courage and dignity from everyone. Belarusian cinema has always lacked such an honest perspective, but today it is emerging as the main distinguishing feature of national cinematography, which exists in defiance of the ideological dictates and commercial laws of the film business.

Join the viewing of your own national cinema within the Belarusian competition and Special screenings at Northern Lights 2023.
belarusian competition
movies are for individual viewing only
special screenings
Movies are for individual viewing only