Beanpole Release Date: January 29, 2020

In the movie Beanpole in post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates.

The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for this film.



Beanpole Trailer

Starring: Viktoria MiroshnichenkoVasilisa Perelygina
Directed By: Kantemir Balagov
Studio: Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating Unrated