Iryna Volakh - "Blue waltz", 15 min. (2014)

Yevgeny Parfienovich Starovoitova is the first person in Belarus, which makes coming out and tells about his homosexuality. He is World War II veteran and he lives in the small town. The greatest love of his life, as it turns out, was a friend of his youth, who died at the age of 26 years. He wrote a poem about him.

Director: Irina Volakh

Cinematography: Siergiej Mileszkin

Editing: Jewgenij Szapczyc

Producer: Jolanta Kilian

Iryna Volakh – Director of documentaries and feature films. In 1985 she graduated from the Belarusian Polytechnic Institute and in 1994 the Belarusian Academy of Arts , in the class of Wiktor  Turow(feature films director). Since 1995 she has been working in Film Studio ‘Bielarusfilm’. During that time she realized more than 30 feature films and documentaries. She is the prizewinner of the few international festivals and member of the Belarusian Association of the Filmmakers.


‘Ball gown’ – feature film (with M. Kasimonov ) 2003; ‘In the heart of Europe’ in 2006, ‘Cruel Romance’ in 2007; ‘Lavrishevo’ in 2009; ‘Earth and Sky’ in 2010; ‘Stone girls’ in 2010; ‘Lubča. 8 Days of Summer’ in 2011; ‘Fraternal candle’ in 2013.