2020 Critics’ Picks
(NR) Russia – 2 hr 10 min – with subtitles
2019 · d. Kantemir Balagov
Starring Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov
Rental: $8.00 (72 hour streaming period)
In the wreckage of post-war Leningrad, two friends serve as nurses in a ward for traumatized solders while coping with their own psychic scars. But a terrible accident tests their bond, driving them into a desperate, complicated struggle for healing and happiness. Back in spring 2020, RogerEbert.com hailed this powerful drama as “one of the first essential cinematic works released in theaters this year.” See it now in Theater 5 as part of our 2020 Critics’ Picks series.
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Beanpole appears on best-of-the-year lists including:
Manohla Dargis, “Best Movies of 2020,” The New York Times
“The 20 Best Movies of 2020,” Rolling Stone
“The Best Films and Performances According to Over 200 Critics From Around the World,” IndieWire
“Best Films of 2020,” The A.V. Club
Justin Chang, “The Best Movies of 2020,” The Los Angeles Times
Barack Obama, “Favorite Movies of 2020”
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