Beanpole (Dylda) Reviews

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March 13, 2021
This impeccably performed drama explores the impact of war from a fresh perspective.
March 8, 2021
A pretty potent and convincing depiction of how a society, broken into pieces by the war... tries to take stock of what's left.
February 4, 2021
The intense relationship between Masha and Iya, without being overtly sexual, is explored in some depth. However, I would not recommend this film to someone who is depressed, particularly in these grim days.
January 28, 2021
If Come and See was a scream engulfed by rage, Beanpole is the sort of mournful wail that never escapes your lips.
January 27, 2021
Dramas don't come much bleaker than Beanpole, director Kantemir Balagov's wrenching story about the damage caused by war, and the exceedingly high cost of survival.
January 26, 2021
Beanpole is an unsparing portrait of the tenderness and cruelty born out of war.
December 18, 2020
For all its tragedy, Beanpole is a beautiful film, with carefully composed frames and muted cinematography by Kseniya Sereda.
December 16, 2020
They're caught in a reactionary series of events that pushes them to go against every fiber of their beings if it means not becoming trapped in a corner alone.
November 27, 2020
The friendship between two women is used to punctuate the horror of war.
November 25, 2020
The leads are superb, and Balagov exhibits a masterful touch beyond his years.
September 12, 2020
[Director/co-writer] Kantemir Balagov has created a story that may be about what happens after the war but there is no grit, grim or absolute misery which sometimes dominates this genre but there is pain, love, and delicate bond that hopefully will last.
August 14, 2020
Balagov's beautifully acted second feature...
August 10, 2020
[A] powerful film. [Full review in Spanish]
July 17, 2020
A tough, accomplished film.
July 14, 2020
Beanpole is the type of movie that will sneak up on you with a few surprises, while telling a story that is specific yet universal.
July 1, 2020
Despite all the horror and despair, the journey has its rewards, and there are glimmers of hope amid the grim narrative.
June 12, 2020
This is Balagov's third work that is not a short, but it already possesses a seasoned hand's control of the medium. An assured new voice emerges.
May 1, 2020
Image of a texture difficult to be seen in digital productions, which converts the vast majority of shots into almost pictorial works of art. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 23, 2020
A remarkable study of a people permanently scarred by war as they dig themselves out from the ruins.
April 17, 2020
There is no light touch here, but by the time you reach the film's final 20 minutes, it has earned its fever-dream intensity.
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