A universally acclaimed Russian historical drama directed by Kantemir Balagov, premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, for which Balagov won the Un Certain Regard Best Director Award and the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film in the Un Certain Regard section. It was selected as the Russian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. Inspired by the book ‘The Unwomanly Face of War’ by the Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich, the film stars Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina and Andrey Bykov.
1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
‘Exceptionally crafted...deeply compelling’ - Variety
‘Moving, disturbing, overwhelming’ ★★★★★ The Guardian