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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
Naoufel falls in love with Gabrielle as a severed hand abandoned in a dissection room tries to reunite with its body. What follows is an expedition through...
FRANCE | 81 minutes | 2019
Peru at the height of the 1980s political crisis. Georgina, a young Quechua villager, discovers her newborn has been stolen from the fly-by-night clinic...
PERU | 97 minutes | 2019
Blond, angelic-looking Benni with her piercing blue eyes is just nine but has already exhausted every social service and children’s aid resource. One...
GERMANY | 118 minutes | 2019
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