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
Aleksandr Rodnyansky, Sergei Melkumov
Kantemir Balagov, Aleksandr Terekhov
Director of Photography
Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrei Bykov.
Non-Stop Production AR Content
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.
Pervyy ya (2014, short), Andryukha (2015, doc.), Molodoy eschyo (2015), Closeness (2017), Beanpole (2019).