Kantemir Balagov



Russia 2019
In Russian, with English subtitles
137 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Kantemir Balagov
Screenplay: Kantemir Balagov & Alexander Terekhov
Cast: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov, Konstantin Balakirev, Ksenia Kutepova, Olga Dragunova, Timofey Glazkov
Production: Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov / Non-Stop Production, AR Content
Print Source: Wild Bunch

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.

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