BEANPOLE
BEANPOLE

BEANPOLE

Director Kantemir Balagov

Production year 2019

Length 137min.

Country Russia

screenings

10 Jul 2019 10:00 Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall
11 Jul 2019 19:30 Kinopark

SYNOPSIS

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.

CAST & CREW

Kantemir Balagov
Kantemir Balagov

Director

Producer

Aleksandr Rodnyansky, Sergei Melkumov

Script

Kantemir Balagov, Aleksandr Terekhov

Director of Photography

Ksenia Sereda

Production designer

Sergei Ivanov

Music by

Evgueni Galperine

Sound

Stepan Sevastianov

Cast

Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrei Bykov.

Production company

Non-Stop Production AR Content

Kantemir Balagov

Beanpole marks his second feature film, Balagov having made his directorial debut with the 2017, Closeness, which premiered at the Cannes FF in Un Certain Regard and was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize. Balagov graduated from Aleksandr Sokurov’s directing workshop at Kabardino-Balkarian State University in 2015. During his studies, he made a number of fiction and documentary films, which took part in various domestic and international events.


Filmography

Pervyy ya (2014, short), Andryukha (2015, doc.), Molodoy eschyo (2015), Closeness (2017), Beanpole (2019).

FILMS 2019