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Viktoria Mirošnicenko (Ija), Vasilisa Pereljgina (Maša), Andrej Bikov (Nikolaj Ivanovic), Igor Širokov (Saša), Konstantin Balakirev (Stepan), Ksenia Kutepova (Saševa mama), Timofej Glazkov (Paška)
Cannes 2019 – Un Certain Regard (Best Director, FIPRESCI Prize), Erevan/Yerevan (Second Best Feature)
An intimate drama about a close friendship between two young women trying to piece together the fragments of their lives in the aftermath of war.
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.
"On the surface, 'beanpole' is a word that describes the physical attributes and appearance of our main hero, Iya, as she's a very tall woman. But for me Beanpole is more about clumsiness and this is how my heroes feel and express feelings in the film - they are clumsy, they are learning how to live again after the war, and it is very difficult for them." (Kantemir Balagov)
Trajanje filma: 137