Dzmitry Marynin received his degree in dramatic direction from The Belarusian Academy of Arts. He directed and starred in over 10 productions from 1992 to 2004, before transitioning into film and television. He lives and works in Minsk.
Andrei Kureichyk is one of his native country’s most well-regarded screenwriters and playwrights. His five films have earned more than $67 million in ticket sales in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. He is also a key activist in Belarus, striving against human rights violations, which earned him a place on Belarusian President Lukashenko’s media “black list.”