Beanpole

Beanpole

When:
February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2020-02-28T13:00:00-05:00
2020-02-28T15:30:00-05:00
Where:
Cafritz Hall
1529 16th Street NW
Cost:
$9.00
Contact:
JxJ
2027773210
Beanpole @ Cafritz Hall
Dir. Kantemir Balagov
137 min. | Narrative Russia | 2019
Russian with English subtitles


Official Oscar® Entry – Russia

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 this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.