06-24 November 2019




European Showcase
Kantemir Balagov


137’ / Hawaii Premiere / Russian


“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.

-Anderson Le

Tuesday 12 20:15 - 22:37Regal Dole Cannery 1
Sunday 17 11:30 - 13:52Regal Dole Cannery 1
DirectorKantemir Balagov.
CastViktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Igor Shirokov, Ksenia Kutepova, Timofey Glazkov, Olga Dragunova, Andrey Bykov and Konstantin Balakirev.
ScreenplayAleksandr Terekhov and Kantemir Balagov.
CinematographerKseniya Sereda.
EditorIgor Litoninskiy.
MusicEvgueni Galperine.
SoundStepan Sevastianov.

Rostislav Alimov ... sound mixer

Visual Effects by
Aleksey Hrzhehorzhevskyi ... visual effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Valerii Petrov ... Steadicam operator

Music Department
Jeff Genie ... Composer Agent
Other crew
Chloé Lorenzi ... press attaché: france
Chloé Marcadé ... press attaché: france

Roman Abramovich ... thanks

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