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Russia, 2019, 130mins, Cert.TBC

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.

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