Pure art


Communal painters Zina and Inna carefully paint the graffiti and slogans on the walls of Minsk, leaving colourful rectangles as a result. The artist Zakhar Kudin is inspired by bright figures and decides to copy them to the huge canvases. Passers-by intrigued by Zakhar’s performance are trying to interpret his work and express their opinion, but not only about art. Watching the birth of an artistic phenomenon, the film with irony and love shows contemporary Belarus and raises issues that are relevant not only in this country.


Maksim Shved was born in 1979 in Minsk, Belarus. After graduating from the Law Department of the Belarusian State University, he decided to study film directing. He graduated from the St. Petersburg High School of Directors & Screenwriters in 2013 and the Wajda School, Documentary Programme, in 2016. Now he directs documentary series for television. In his free time he creates and develops social videos.

  • Maxim Shved
  • Poland
  • 2019
  • Doc.
  • 52’
  • Sub. PT/ENG



director’s intro

Official Competition
East Doc