Global Perspectives: Beanpole

Contemporary World Cinema Series!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Global Perspectives: Beanpole

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Globe Cinema - 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
$15 General | $13 Student/Senior | $68 Subscription

Russia's submission to the 92nd Academy Awards, BEANPOLE is a remarkable look at two young women’s attempts to rebuild their lives in the devastating aftermath of WWII in 1945 Leningrad.

Iya, nicknamed “Beanpole” for her tall thin body, works as a nurse in a hospital that is packed with traumatized soldiers. The environment is further challenging for Iya who suffers from PTSD-related seizures that leave her unconscious. After a shocking tragedy, Iya gets some relief with the return of the energetic Masha whom she adores after they bonded during the war when they fought together. The two women serve as an anchor for each other as they navigate a city that is still reeling from the devastating war.

Inspired by Svetlana Alexievich’s (2015 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature) “The Unwomanly Face of War”, BEANPOLE sheds a light on the rarely scene topic of the role that women played in the war and the challenges they faced adjusting to post-war life. The exceptional BEANPOLE is the young Kantemir Balagov’s (he is only 28) second feature after his stellar debut CLOSENESS (CIFF 2017). Elevated by a lush colour palette, striking visuals and production design, BEANPOLE deservedly won the Un Certain Regard Best Director award at Cannes and establishes Balagov as one of the best directors working in World Cinema today. The film is also Russia's official submission to the Academy Awards Foreign Language Category.

About Global Perspectives

CIFF presents GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES - a brand new Contemporary World Cinema series that navigates the corners of the world bringing compelling stories and experiences for Calgarians to enjoy. This collection of exciting worldly films will make their Calgary debuts at Globe Cinema on the second Wednesday of each month. Take a journey around the globe!

While typically each film in the series is announced one month in advance, in order to give our audience the best idea of what to expect from our new series we have released the titles for the first four films. Single tickets to each film will be available for purchase one month in advance.

Buying a Series Pass is the best way to take in the whole series, guarantee seats at every film, and save money on movie tickets! 


Wednesday November 13 - 7pm, Globe Cinema  ATLANTICS
Wednesday December 11 - 7pm, Globe Cinema  THE AERONAUTS
Wednesday January 15 - 7pm, Globe Cinema  THE TRAITOR
Wednesday February 12 - 7pm, Globe Cinema  BEANPOLE
Wednesday March 11 - 7pm, Globe Cinema
Wednesday April 8 - 7pm, Globe Cinema

*except in January

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