written and directed by Uładzimir Kołas director of photography Maciej Szafnicki music songs from the music/theatre project Narodny albom by Michał Aniepadystow and Lavon Wolski music in co-operation with Igor Wojnicz edited by Zmicier Piwawarau sound by Sławomir Król produced by Telewizja Polska – BiełsatTV; Studio Filmowe Everest, pl. Zwycięstwa 2d/2, 90-312 Łódź, tel./fax +48 42 67675 41, +48 609 333 407, e-mail: email@example.com, www.studioeverest.pl producers Agnieszka Romaszewska, Mirosław Dembiński co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
A musical set in the early 20th century in western Belarus, in an area that at the time was part of Poland. The plot focuses around the story of a young married couple – a romantic volunteer soldier named Zmicer, and his wife Bronisława, a sentimental woman from a noble family. There are numbers of other protagonists: Belarussians, Poles, Jews, Russians, and Germans. The songs tell the tale of their marital life that gets suddenly interrupted when the Red Army enters.
The film is a story of the preparations for a performance of Narodny albom, featuring amateur actors, students of the Humanist High School in Minsk (delegalized by Lukashenko), and young Poles.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun