Dylda Features
Director: Kantemir Balagov 2019 130 Minutes Ages 18+
Beanpole Sat 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:30pm 130mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
Beanpole Sun 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 02:30pm 130mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

Set amid the devastation of war-torn Leningrad, this powerful post-World War Two tale collected the Un Certain Regard Best Director Award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

A tale of two women, Beanpole is a spellbinding portrait of Iya (who earns the eponymous nickname ‘Beanpole’ from her towering height) and her close friend Masha, who is still returning from the frontlines. In her absence, Masha entrusts the care of her young child to Iya. But when tragedy strikes, their relationship grows darker and more complex. Russian director Kantemir Balagov delivers an incredible realisation of a devastated cityscape that is filled with colour and life amid the desolation of war.


Classification:Ages 18+
Language:Russian, with English subtitles
Director:Kantemir Balagov
Producer:Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
Cast:Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Konstantin Balakirev
Script:Alexander Terekhov, Kantemir Balagov
Program strand:Features
Rights:Wild Bunch