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A reader just sent along the trailer for the first Belarusian flick to address same-sex love.

Though it's a bit hard to tell the actual plot of this Max Anatskaya-directed flick, the imagery is breathtaking and Alexander Maas' ethereal yet hopeful music fits what one can assume is a tale of two young couples - one gay, one straight - in love. That's what young love sounds like, right?

Though legal in Belarus, same-sex relationships are still largely taboo there - the nation's president last year told gay German foreign minister Guido Westerweile to "turn straight" - and this movie will, one hopes, shed some light on the fact that love is the same regardless of gender.

If anyone can translate the title - "Каханне без межаў" - that would be greatly appreciated.

In the meantime, watch the trailer and remember the blissful early days of mutual affection, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. According to Google Translate, it means "Love Without Borders"

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jan 3, 2012 12:22:41 PM


  2. I would translate it "Love without limits"

    Posted by: Tim | Jan 3, 2012 12:27:08 PM


  3. If it's a movie I would watch it, even with subtitles. Looks very sweet. We need American movies like this.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jan 3, 2012 12:30:17 PM


  4. The music puts me in mind of If I Fell by The Beatles.

    Posted by: Andrew W | Jan 3, 2012 12:58:41 PM


  5. My translator comes up with "Love Without Borders".

    Posted by: E. Thor Carlson | Jan 3, 2012 1:07:13 PM


  6. Even without subtitles, I'd watch that! Beautiful music indeed! It certainly conveys a lot with no words needed. I agree with @OS2GUY, we definitely need more movies like this here in the States.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jan 3, 2012 1:11:37 PM


  7. It's "Love without limits" (I am a Belarusian)

    Posted by: M | Jan 3, 2012 1:46:27 PM


  8. Sweet little video.

    Posted by: Glenn I | Jan 3, 2012 2:16:01 PM


  9. Guys, i'm the guy - Max Anatsko. :)
    And "Каханне без межаў" translates as "Love Without Borders" as mentioned few people above.

    Posted by: Max Anatsko | Jan 3, 2012 2:45:59 PM


  10. Sorry to disappoint u, but its just a short movie 3 minutes long. Maybe someday I will come up with full-length film :)

    Posted by: Max Anatsko | Jan 3, 2012 2:51:37 PM


  11. @Max Anatsko Sweet! Make sure you let us know how we can watch it in the future.

    Posted by: kirkyo | Jan 3, 2012 2:54:03 PM


  12. @Max. I hope you get the funding.

    Posted by: sylvatica | Jan 3, 2012 3:03:01 PM


  13. This is beautiful. Thank you Max.

    Posted by: Giselle | Jan 3, 2012 3:07:48 PM


  14. Saw it this morning on gay.ru, and yes. Translation's good and it is just a short, alas! Max, вы там оба симпатичны! :-)

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jan 3, 2012 4:06:16 PM


  15. Saw it this morning on gay.ru, and yes. Translation's good and it is just a short, alas! Max, вы там оба симпатичны! :-)

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jan 3, 2012 4:06:17 PM


  16. Молодец!

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 4, 2012 12:46:57 AM


  17. The title is on the caption bar of the video: "Love Is Equal."

    Posted by: Joe De Hoyos | Jan 4, 2012 10:08:50 PM


  18. It's translated as "love without borders", but the official name in English is "Love is equal". From Belarus

    Posted by: Nick | Jan 5, 2012 9:43:04 AM


  19. I liked it! I think this is a decent video for the Belarusian public.
    This official site has bez.granic.org

    Posted by: love is equal | Jan 5, 2012 4:33:33 PM


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