Palm Springs Film Festival announced 2020 juried award winners with the Prize for Best International Feature Film going to the Russian film Beanpole.
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.
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