30.09. - 09.10.2021

Beanpole Russia 2019 | 139 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Kantemir Balagov

KANTEMIR BALAGOV (*1991) studied film direction under Alexander Sokurov and his debut feature Closeness won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes in 2017. Beanpole is his second film and premiered in the section Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

rated for 0 + years
A visually and emotionally striking drama about the traumas of two women shortly after the end of World War 2. Leningrad 1945: the siege is over, but the daily struggle for survival goes on. Iya, a tall, thin, young woman who suffers from autistic blackouts took care of her friend Masha’s son during the war – and then loses him in a tragic accident. When Masha returns to the ruined city, she has no time to deal with the loss properly, her hunger for a life and a future is too strong. She wants another child and, as she can no longer bear children, she asks Iya to help.

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Original title: Dylda
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Russian
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Kantemir Balagov
Screenplay: Kantemir Balagov, Alexander Terekhov
Cast: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov, Konstantin Balakirev, Ksenia Kutepova, Olga Dragunova
Producer: Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
Director of Photography: Ksenia Sereda
Music: Evgueni Galperine
Production Design: Sergey Ivanov
Editor: Igor Litoninskiy
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: AR Content; Non-Stop Productions
Contact: Esther Devos, Wild Bunch:


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