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Wooden People

Original title Drauliany narod


Mikalaj is an old man and the only inhabitant of a village in the biggest forest of Europe, Belavezhskaya Pushcha. This place was teeming with life once, but since then all the other people have either left for the city or died. What depresses Mikalaj is not merely solitude. It is very hard for him to deal with the utter lifestyle and mentality. So he resurrected his country folk. He made hundreds of wooden figures representing all possible kinds of farm work and all the stages of human life. His small characters work, love, marry, give birth, divorce, drink and die. The tiny society has even a nuclear bomb that threatens the very existence of a miniature mankind. That is how Mikalaj lives: working in the field like his ancestors did and talking to his little men.

Author/s Victor Asliuk

Victor Asliuk Director and script writer Graduated Belarusian State University and Belarusian Academy of Arts Directed more than 20 documentaries Since 1995 has been working at Belarusfilm studio Since 2003 member of European Film Academy Selected films TEARS OF PRODIGAL SON 1995 ANDREW’S STONES 2000 WE ARE SINNERS, DOG 2001 WE ARE LIVING ON THE EDGE 2002 KOLA (THE WHEEL) 2003 SULTAN FROM ODRYNKI 2004 BLACK AND WHITE 2005 MYSTERIOUS LAND ( full length feature film) 2006 MARIA 2007 WALTZ 2008 ROBINSONS OF MANTSINSAARI 2009 ISLAND BELARUS 2010 ANDREW 2010 SPLINTERS 2011 EARTH 2012.

Photography Ivan Hancharuk
Sound Vladimir Miroshnichenko
Editing Victor Asliuk