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Russia, 2019, 130mins, Cert.TBC
Showtimes and location

Film description

28-year-old Kantemir Balagov has marked himself out as a talent to watch, winning Best Director at Cannes (Un Certain Regard), for this achingly beautiful drama set in post-war Leningrad. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. Remarkable central performances, painterly cinematography and striking production design compliment this brutal yet tender story of female friendship and post-war trauma.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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