• Lake of Happiness

    By Aliaksei Paluyan
    Belarus

  • In a small Belarusian village where time seems to stand still, 9-year-old Jasla deals with her mother‘s death. Her father sends her to an orphanage. One day, she decides to return home…

“This film is like a painting—rich, subtle, and full of emotion.” ~Bill Bukowski (judge)

“A beautifully shot and quietly powerful film.” ~Lars Johnson (judge)