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Beanpole (Dylda) (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Filmed with impressive skill and brought to life by unforgettable performances, Beanpole takes a heartbreakingly empathetic look at lives shattered by war.

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1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege -- one of the worst in history -- is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. 26-year-old Kantemir Balagov follows TESNOTA, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, with a powerful period drama.

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Andrey Bykov
as Nikolay Ivanovich
Ksenia Kutepova
as Lyubov Petrovna
Olga Dragunova
as Seamstress
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If you can grit through it, the film offers a rewarding - if also unnerving - look at survival in the face of tragedy.

February 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Even if the film seems slow at times, there's always something to look at, including Miroshnichenko and Perelygina, who are able to find grace and dignity in two such odd, hollowed out characters.

February 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There are a lot of powerful scenes. It does end up being a little bit monotone... A little lightness would not have destroyed what was going on in this film.

February 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Will they ever know this kind of brightness and cheer again, or are their clothes and peeling wallpaper expressing emotions that they cannot? Balagov doesn't say, but in spite of it all he leaves you with a shred of hope.

February 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The film is an improbably thrilling work of art by virtue of its physical beauty and its relentless intensity of feeling about people who would prefer in their heart of shattered hearts to feel nothing.

February 13, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a melodrama about life after wartime, a dual character study and sometimes veers very close to being a bleak, caustic buddy comedy.

February 4, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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