The Belovs

A small hut somewhere in rural Russia. A woman and a man in the middle of a bitter, never-ending and all-consuming dispute. A married couple? No, the ties between them are even thicker: they’re sister and brother, the latter a drunk that has been driven out of town to her sister’s care.

The Belovs shot Russian documentary filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky to world fame. The film is about the titular siblings pondering how to put a measure to the amount of trouble they’ve seen.

Text: Susanna Helke / Translation: Tapio Reinekoski

Apollo awarded Reijo Nikkilä will be opening the screening.

Language: Russian
Subtitles: English

The film is screened together with The Russians Have Gone.


  • Name in Original Language: Belovy
  • Director: Victor Kossakovsky
  • Country: Russia
  • Year: 1992
  • Length: 58 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: 35 mm
  • Cinematography: Leonid Konovalov
  • Editing: Victor Kossakovsky
  • Audio: Galina Potselueva
  • Production: Yuri Filimonov / Lenoc Studios


  • Andorra: Thursday 29.1. at 19:30