Beanpole: Kantemir Balagov’s Historical Drama, Russia’s Entry for 2019 International Feature Oscar

Kantemir Balagov directed Beanpole, a Russian historical drama, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2019 Cannes Film Fest, where it won the section’s Best Director Award and the FIPRESCI Prize.

It was selected as the Russian entry for the 2019 Best International Film Oscar.

Set in 1945 Leningrad, the film tells the story of Iya, a young woman returning from WWII with her young.