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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

Programs

Thursday October 10, 2019

Program #19
17:30
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #138
12:45
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Saturday October 19, 2019

Program #240
16:15
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Kantemir Balagov

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Kantemir Balagov
  • Producer Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
  • Cast Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov

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