Beanpole - Russian film - Kantemir Balagov

Beanpole (Original Title Dylda)

An amazing 96 awards and nominations including:

Winner - Cannes -
Un Certain Regard - Best Director

Drama/Russia- 2019

 

1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Director:

Kantemir Balagov

Writers:

Kantemir Balagov

Aleksandr Terekhov

Stars:

Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov

2 h 10 min

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Rating - 7.1

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Rating - 92%

"Most war movies are about battle; “Beanpole” is about what happens afterward. For Beanpole, a hospital nurse, the clamor of war has quieted to an unremitting throb. At work, she cares for soldiers whose bandages and missing limbs are only the most obvious expressions of collective trauma. The pain is everywhere...

..This is only the second feature from the sensationally talented Russian director Kantemir Balagov (who was born in 1991), and it’s a gut punch. It’s also a brilliantly told, deeply moving story about love — in all its manifestations"

New York Times