BEANPOLE (DYLDA) (2019)

NAME OF FILM: BEANPOLE (DYLDA) (2019)

DIRECTOR(S): Kantemir Balagov

STARRING: Konstantin Balakirev, Andrey Bykov, Olga Dragunova

GENRE: Drama Film

SYNOPSIS: In immediate 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.