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RUSSIA | 139 minutes | 2019
In 1945 Leningrad, reduced to rubble by the Second World War, a young woman, Iya, works in a hospital tending to soldiers wounded in battle. Tragedy strikes when her friend Masha returns from the front. Through an austere yet intimate lens – no surprise given his first film Closeness – Kantemir Balagov tackles the postwar fallout with fascinating historical exactitude. The 28-year-old filmmaker’s devastating second feature is brutal and provocative, both a well-handled study of female friendship and an unforgettable cinematic experience"The two female leads, both making their feature debut, are exceptionally affecting." Screendaily"Beanpole is incredibly bleak, but crafted with such care that it’s also deeply compelling. Events so disturbing that you long to look away are presented in images so striking that you cannot." Variety"Beanpole (...) marks the undeniable arrival of Kantemir Balagov as a major talent." Variety
Louve d'or - Festival du nouveau cinéma
Best Director Award & FIPRESCI Prize - Cannes Film Festival, Un certain regard
Toronto Film Festival
New York Film Festival
Russia's entry to the Academy Award for best international feature film
A young girl meets her half-sister around a piano. An abandoned farm burns in the countryside. A group of seniors take an aquafitness class. Through a...
ICELAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND | 79 minutes | 2019
Teenaged Mickey is the minder of her PTSD-afflicted father, a Iraq war veteran addicted to psychotropic meds. Their relationship turns increasingly toxic,...
UNITED STATES | 89 minutes | 2019
Ermanno lives a simple, uneventful life in Italy. When Lena, a seven-months-pregnant Polish teenager, shows up to sell her baby, the young man has to...
ITALY, POLAND | 100 minutes | 2019
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