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Spring in Autumn

DirectorTatiana Kublitskaya
ProducerNational Film Studio ‘Belarusfilm’
WriterTatiana Kublitskaya
EditorTatiana Kublitskaya
CameraMaksim Gerasimenko
ScreeningFriday 11 November at 15:15 hours / Sunday 13 November at 21:00 hours
Length10 min

A lyrical visual expression profoundly combined with a philosophical idea in this highly appreciated animated fairytale coming from one of the most isolated countries in the world: Belarus. Dutch Premiere


Janka became seriously ill. He would like to see the Sun, but it is a cold autumn day. His sister, Alenka, would like to help her little brother and goes to search for the Sun. This film is based on a fairy tale of known Belarusian author Uladzimir Karatkevich. The director underlines: “Uladzimir Karatkevich is one of my favourite authors. I wanted to give the audience the idea that we are all responsible for each other and should help each other.’’

Een lyrische visualisatie van een geliefd sprookje met een filosofische gedachte uit een van de meest geïsoleerde landen ter wereld: Wit-Rusland.


Janka werd ernstig ziek. Hij zou graag de zon te zien, maar buiten is het een koude herfstdag. Zijn zus, Alenka, wil haar broertje helpen en gaat op zoek naar de zon. Gebaseerd op een sprookje van de bekende Wit-Russische auteur Uladzimir Karatkevich. De regisseur benadrukt: “Uladzimir Karatkevich is één van mijn favoriete auteurs. Ik wilde het publiek meegeven dat we allemaal verantwoordelijk zijn voor elkaar en dat we elkaar moeten helpen.”

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection)

Cairo International Animation Forum, 2016 – Best Script | Giffoni Film Festival, 2016 | Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival, 2016 – Diploma for the Short film made for kids | Zlin Film Festival, 2016 | SCHLINGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, 2015