Nikita Lavretski was born in 1994 in Minsk, Belarus. He has been described by Cahiers du Cinema as “the most interesting gagman of the invisible Belarusian scene”. His feature film debut Belarusian Psycho won the Best Belarusian Film Award at the 2015 Minsk International Film Festival Listapad. In 2019, his third feature film Sasha's Hell screened at Moscow International Film Festival. In 2018, he completed a master's degree in film studies at Belarusian State Academy of Arts. His writing on cinema and TV has appeared in Iskusstvo Kino and Afisha.
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