Lucky People

Yuri and Tamara, husband and wife, left St. Petersburg 25 years ago. They moved to the thick forest of Belorussia and decided to settle there and live like their ancestors did for centuries: surrounded by their own animals and the wild creatures that inhabit the woodlands. The closest village is 15 kilometres away. They have abandoned the city and chosen to live as peasants. They have no free time but they are happy with their lives and with their having become part of the forest they love and which has become their home.

*Viewing not suitable for children.

Sczaslivye liudzi
by Victor Asliuk
Belarus, 2014


Victor Asliuk is a director, screenwriter and one of the greatest contemporary Belorussian documentarists. He graduated from the Belarussian State University and the Belarussian Academy of Arts. He has directed more than 40 documentaries featured in major international festivals, winning prestigious awards.

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