Dylda

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Dylda

Beanpole

Kantemir Balagov
RUS, 2019
Features, 139min, OmeU

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Dylda

Kantemir Balagov
RUS, 2019
Features, 139min, OmeU

Sat
26
Oct 19
20:30
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Wed
06
Nov 19
15:00
Urania
Cast: 
Konstantin Balakirev
Stepan
Andrey Bykov
Nikolay Ivanovich
Olga Dragunova
Seamstress
Timofey Glazkov
Pashka
Ksenia Kutepova
Lyubov Petrovna
Screenplay: 
Kantemir Balagov
Alexander Terekhov
Camera: 
Ksenia Sereda
Editor: 
Igor Litoninskiy
Composer: 
Evgueni Galperine
Decoration: 
Sergey Ivanov
Costume: 
Olga Smirnova

Production: 
Non-Stop Production
AR Content
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Format: 
DCP
Color

Kantemir Balagov, who studied film with Alexander Sokurov, is one of the most talented young Russian directors. For his second feature DYLDA, Balagov chose a book by Nobel Prize winning writer Svetlana Alexievich as his inspiration and then channeled her polyphonic style into a tight frame. The result is a striking portrait of two young Leningrad women at the end of World War II. The quiet, very tall Iya, nicknamed Beanpole, suffers from terrible shell shock. In the opening scene, we see her in a complete mental lockdown. Iya’s recurrent paralyses lead to tragedy while she takes caring of her best friend’s little boy. When proud mother and soldier Masha returns from the front, the two become locked in a morbid and impossible struggle to help Masha get pregnant again. Set partly in a hospital where the women work, DYLDA agonistically portrays the debilitation of war heroes. A dark, claustrophobic picture, it’s slightly Sokurovian. Balagov’s own talent emerges in his confident direction of the two novice actresses, who are not just intensely watchable, but also capture the impetuousness and folly of psychologically scarred youth. (Ela Bittencourt)

Kantemir Balagov: PERVYY YA (2014, K), ANDRYUKHA (2015), MOLODOY ESCHYO (2015), TESNOTA (2017)