Oleg Kirilov coaches an unusual team: an intuitive soccer team. Unbelievable, but his team members are participants of the Belarusian national team for the blind. Each of them ended up on the field for different reasons, but today they face a common task – to uphold their status as the champions of the national competition. Kirilov himself grew up in a family of disabled people, so he knows exactly how to communicate with the team members. He is not only a mentor, but also a friend for each of the athletes. Sound design is a crucial component of this film. It completely reproduces the natural sound environment of the players, where they focus on the noise from the ball and the trainer’s clear instructions.
Olga Abramchyk was born in 1988 in Minsk. In 2010, she graduated from the Belarus State Academy of Arts with a degree in television directing. She has worked on television and documentary programs for Belarusian, Ukrainian, and Polish television channels. She has also created several animated videos for a campaign entitled ‘Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus’. In 2017, she received a Masters’ degree in documentary film direction from the Miroslav Ondricek Film Academy in the Czech Republic. She currently works as a multimedia producer at the Current Time TV channel. The documentary film The Coach marks her debut as a director.
The Coach (2019)