Many people look at Belarus as a “Soviet sanctuary”. Whether it is true or not for the country as such, one has to admit that there is something special about the local cinematography. It definitely lacks fresh ideas or knowledge of the current trends on the world filmmaking scene. At the same time, Belarusian filmmakers understand that it is high time to say goodbye to the Soviet past and find an indigenous cinema style. As a result, those few recent locally produced feature films are in a way introducing a viewer into a new concept of Belarusianness, as seen by the people involved in film production.