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    Lake of Happiness

    Directed by Aliaksei Paluyan
    Germany/Belarus | 30 minutes | North American Premiere |

In a small Belarusian village where time seems to stand still, nine-year-old Jasja's father sends her to an orphanage after her mother’s death. When she hitchhikes her way back she finds everything has changed, including her understanding of “home.”

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Director: Aliaksei Paluyan
Producers: Aliaksei Paluyan, Jörn Möllenkamp
Screenwriter: Aliaksei Paluyan
Cinematographers: Behrooz Karamizade
Editor: Aliaksei Paluyan
Music: Siarhei Douhushau
Cast: Anastasiya Plyats, Igar Sigau, Sviatlana Anikei, Ales Malchanau, Dzianis Tarasenka
Country: Germany/Belarus
Language: in Belarusian with English subtitles
Year: 2019
Running Time: 30 minutes
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Primary Company: Living Pictures Production GbR

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2019 ShortFest Archive