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Telluride at Dartmouth


September 24, 2019

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of 1945 Leningrad.

Telluride at Dartmouth

It's 1945, and Leningrad lies in ruins, wartorn and paralyzed. Iya, a nurse, and Masha, a soldier, are traumatized from the siege and its aftermath, and struggling to rebuild their lives.

Drawing loosely from Nobel Prize–winning author and historian Svetlana Alexievich's 1985 book The Unwomanly Face of War, Kantemir Balagov—a former student of Alexander Sokurov—creates a world where women's suffering and resilience becomes elliptic, with proactivity and punishment at either side of an ever-swinging pendulum. Rich in color and remarkably precise in its style, the cinematic language of Balagov speaks to a new generation of Russian filmmakers telling stories of a homeland that has yet to reconcile with its historical cataclysms.

D: Kantemir Balagov, Russia, subtitled, 2019

“Ferocious … extraordinary … deeply compelling … You often have to remind yourself to breathe … marks the undeniable arrival of Kantemir Balagov as major talent.”

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