European ShowcaseKantemir Balagov
“Extraordinary performances and ROMA-level production design elevate a brutal yet tender story of two women in post-war Leningrad.” — IndieWire
It's 1945, and Leningrad lies in ruins, war-torn and paralyzed. Iya, a nurse, and Masha, a soldier, are traumatized from the siege and its aftermath, and struggling to rebuild their lives.
Drawing loosely from Nobel Prize–winning author and historian Svetlana Alexievich’s 1985 book “The Unwomanly Face of War”, director Kantemir Balagoov—a former student of Alexander Sokurov—creates a world where women’s suffering and resilience becomes elliptic, with proactivity and punishment at either side of an ever-swinging pendulum. Rich in color and remarkably precise in its style, the cinematic language of Balagov speaks to a new generation of Russian filmmakers telling stories of a homeland that has yet to reconcile with its historical cataclysms.
|Tuesday 12||20:15 - 22:37||Regal Dole Cannery 1|
|Sunday 17||11:30 - 13:52||Regal Dole Cannery 1|
|Cast||Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Igor Shirokov, Ksenia Kutepova, Timofey Glazkov, Olga Dragunova, Andrey Bykov and Konstantin Balakirev.|
|Screenplay||Aleksandr Terekhov and Kantemir Balagov.|
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