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In collaboration with Kino Lorber, The Civic Theatre presents Beanpole by Kantemir Balagov. By renting this movie online, you are supporting independent cinema and helping us get through this difficult time. The distributor will be sharing revenue directly with The Civic Theatre. Our doors are closed but we insist that your imaginations remain open. Thank you for keeping the art of cinema alive!

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IMPORTANT NOTE: You will purchase your tickets through Kino Now. Rent this film directly through this special link that’s been created for The Civic Theatre.


BEANPOLE takes a heartbreakingly empathetic look at lives shattered by war, filmed with impressive skill and brought to life by unforgettable performances. 1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege — one of the worst in history — is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. 26-year-old Kantemir Balagov follows TESNOTA, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, with a powerful period drama.


Country Russia
Genre Drama, Historical
Duration 2h 19m