Beanpole (film)

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Beanpole
Beanpole (film).jpg
Directed byKantemir Balagov
Written byKantemir Balagov
Aleksandr Terekhov
StarringViktoria Miroshnichenko
Vasilisa Perelygina
Konstantin Balakirev
Andrey Bykov
Music byEvgueni Galperine
CinematographyKseniya Sereda
Production
company
Release date
  • 16 May 2019 (2019-05-16) (Cannes)
[1]
Running time
130 minutes
CountryRussia
LanguageRussian

Beanpole (Russian: Дылда) is a 2019 Russian historical drama film directed by Kantemir Balagov.[2][3] It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.[4][5] At Cannes, Balagov won the Un Certain Regard Best Director Award and the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film in the Un Certain Regard section.[6][7] It was selected as the Russian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards,[8] making the December shortlist.[9]

Plot[edit]

The film, set in 1945 Leningrad, tells the story of Iya, a young woman returning from World War II with a 3-year old child, and her friend and former fellow soldier Masha.

Release[edit]

In April 2019, it was announced Beanpole would debut in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in May.[4]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 24 reviews, with an average rating of 7.95/10.[10] The website's critical consensus reads, "Filmed with impressive skill and brought to life by unforgettable performances, Beanpole takes a heartbreakingly empathetic look at lives shattered by war". On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 81 out of 100 based on 6 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[11]

Accolades[edit]

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
Cannes Film Festival 25 May 2019 FIPRESCI Prize - Un Certain Regard Kantemir Balagov Won [7]
Best Director - Un Certain Regard Won [6]
Queer Palm Nominated [12]
Prix Un Certain Regard Nominated [4]
European Film Award 7 December 2019 Best Actress Viktoria Miroshnichenko Nominated [13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Screenings Guide 2019". May 9, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "BEANPOLE - Wild Bunch". Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Bell, Nicholas (January 7, 2019). "Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #43. The Beanpole – Kantemir Balagov". IONCINEMA.com. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "The 2019 Official Selection". Cannes. April 18, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Sharf, Zack (April 18, 2019). "2019 Cannes Film Festival Lineup: Terrence Malick, Xavier Dolan, Almodóvar Compete for Palme d'Or". IndieWire. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Lodge, Guy (24 May 2019). "Brazil's 'Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão' Wins Cannes Un Certain Regard Award". Variety. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Cannes: 'It Must Be Heaven' Takes FIPRESCI Critics' Prize". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Kantemir Balagov's film Dylda nominated for an Oscar from Russia". Teller Report. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  9. ^ "10 Films Make Shortlist for Oscars' Best International Film". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Beanpole (Dylda) - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "Beanpole Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Queer Palm 2019 Nominee". Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "EFA Nominations - European Film Awards". www.europeanfilmawards.eu. Retrieved 2019-11-11.

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