Beanpole

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2019, Russia, 137 min, col,. 16+
Director: Kantemir Balagov
Writer: Kantemir Balagov, Aleksander Terekhov
Cinematography: Ksenia Sereda
Editor: Igor Litoninsky
Original music: Evgeny Galperin
Set Designer: Sergey Ivanov
Producers: Aleksandr Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
Production company: Non-Stop Production, AR Content
Cast: Victoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov, Konstantin Balakirev, Ksenia Kutepova, Olga Dragunova, Timofey Glazkov

Awards:
• Cannes Film Festival – 2019 (Winner FIPRESCI Prize, Winner Un Certain Regard Best Director, Nominee Queer Palm, Nominee Un Certain Regard Award)
• Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival – 2019 (Winner Silver Apricot ; Nominee Golden Apricot


A story of two young female veterans who returned to post-war Leningrad and are trying to find a new peaceful life, when all around them, and most importantly, inside them are ruins.


Born in 1991 in Nalchik. In 2015 he graduated the directors’ workshop of Aleksandr. Sokurov at H.M. Berbekov Kabardino-Balkarian State University. During the training, he shot several feature films and documentaries. His short film "First me" (2014) was included in the «Global Russians» almanac. The directorial debut in the full-length film, the film “Closeness”, participated in the official competition “Un Certain Regard” of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, where he was awarded with the FIPRESCI prize of the International Film Press Federation. “Beanpole”, his second feature film, was selected for the official competition program of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (“Un Certain Regard” program) and won two prizes at once - a prize for directing and a FIPRESCI prize by of the International Film Press Federation with the wording: “For the incredible aesthetics of cinema language and a unique story about post-war trauma.”

AUGUST 24, SATURDAY

CHEKHOV-CENTER
  • 17:30Beanpole, competition (2019, Dir. Kantemir Balagov, Russia, drama, 130 min.) 16+

AUGUST 25, SUNDAY

OKTYABR, THE LARGE THEATRE
  • 13:00Beanpole, competition (2019, Dir. Kantemir Balagov, Russia, drama, 130 min.) 16+. Repeat