Beanpole

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.50
$6.75 (Before 5PM)
Members:$5.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Tags:Drama
Historical Drama
Coming-of-Age
War
LGBTQ
Oscar Submission
Release Year:2019
Runtime:137 min
Country/Region:Russia
Language:Russian
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73_7Y95snIs
Cast/Crew
Director:Kantemir Balagov
Producer:Alexander Rodnyansky
Sergey Melkumov
Cinematographer:Ksenia Sereda
Screenwriter:Kantemir Balagov
Alexander Terekhov
Composer:Evgueni Galperine
Principal Cast:Viktoria Miroshnichenko
Vasilisa Perelygina
Andrey Bykov
Igor Shirokov
Konstantin Balakirev
Ksenia Kutepova
Olga Dragunova
Timofey Glazkov

Description

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.


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