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Beanpole (2019)

Dylda (original title)
1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

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Kantemir Balagov
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Credited cast:
Konstantin Balakirev ... Stepan
Andrey Bykov Andrey Bykov ... Nikolay Ivanovich
Olga Dragunova Olga Dragunova ... Seamstress
Timofey Glazkov Timofey Glazkov ... Pashka
Ksenia Kutepova Ksenia Kutepova ... Lyubov Petrovna
Viktoria Miroshnichenko Viktoria Miroshnichenko ... Iya Sergueeva
Vasilisa Perelygina Vasilisa Perelygina ... Masha
Igor Shirokov Igor Shirokov ... Sasha
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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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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

20 June 2019 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Beanpole See more »

Filming Locations:

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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1.85 : 1
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A beautiful mess
8 August 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

Leningrad, 1945. In the aftermath of World War II, within the remaining ruins, two young women, Iya and Masha, try to give a purpose to their meaningless lives. They met at the front during this endless war but they stayed in touch, probably because they felt alone and were desperately disillusioned. They now live in the present, without any perspective for their future that they do not even try to consider. The complete disarray!

Dylda (2019) is darkly sad, with an extremely but deliberately slow pace. If you are depressed before you even consider this movie, you should probably envisage another viewing. Otherwise, this film is breathtakingly beautiful and is excellently filmed. Moreover, the gorgeous actresses Viktoria Miroshnichenko (Iya) and Ksenia Kutepova (Lyubov Petrovna) shine despite a voluntarily sober play.

As a synthesis: 7/8 of 10


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