MoMI is pleased to partner with Kino Lorber to bring the critically acclaimed Beanpole directly to Museum members and patrons for home viewing. The Kino Marquee virtual theatrical exhibition initiative connects audiences with new releases right in their own homes, while allowing theaters to generate revenue. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.
Tickets: $12. Ticket purchase is good for a five-day pass to see Beanpole online.
Dir. Kantemir Balagov. 2019, 137 mins. In Russian with English subtitles. With Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov, Konstantin Balakirev, Nazir Zhukov.
In 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. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war. View trailer.
“Beanpole is moving, disturbing, overwhelming.” –– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.