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 2018, he completed a master's degree in film studies at Belarusian State Academy of Arts. Since 2020, his dissident movies, blending fiction and nonfiction, screened at ArtDocFest, DAFilms, and Doclisboa, with “A Date in Minsk” winning the International Competition at the latter festival. His writing on cinema and TV has appeared in “Iskusstvo Kino”, “Afisha”, and “Outskirts”.
Belarusian Psycho / 2015 / 62* [Best Belarusian Film at Minsk International Film Festival Listapad; GoEast Film Festival Wiesbaden] Love & Partnership / / 2016 / 67* [Minsk International Film Festival Listapad; Film Festival Cottbus] Cinemagiya / 2017 / 84* [web series] Sasha's Hell / 2019 / 98* [Moscow International Film Festival; Minsk International Film Festival Listapad] Drama / 2019 / 117* [with Yuliya Shatun & Alexey Svirsky; ArtDocFest] Nikita Lavretski / 2019 / 97’ [documentary; ArtDocFest; Minsk International Film Festival Listapad] Movie Talks & Quiz / 2020 / 41* [web series] A Kid's Flick / 2021 / 77* [Doclisboa; Spirit of Fire Film Festival] The Bear's Lair / 2022 / 54’ [documentary; world premiere at DAFilms.com] Jokes About War / 2022 / 45* [with Alexey Suhanok; documentary; Doclisboa] A Date in Minsk / 2022 / 87’ [Best Film in International Competition at Doclisboa; Northern Lights FF] The Murder on Alibegova Street / 2022 / 37* [TikTok series]
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