Reviews: Beanpole (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: “Beanpole’s” most distinctive element is its use of color, Sergey Ivanov’s production design limiting its spectrum to the brilliant greens symbolizing life, rich golden ochers and muted reds.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: They’re caught in a reactionary series of events that pushes them to go against every fiber of their beings if it means not becoming trapped in a corner alone.
  • Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: The film explores death, blackmail, betrayal, catastrophic injury, illness, and women’s struggle to survive as second-class citizens in the course and aftermath of war. These are the grim veins mined in a powerful film that will compel your attention even as you fight the urge to turn away.
  • Rene Sanchez @ Cine Sin Fronteras [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Beanpole es un crudo y complejo drama que observa el costo de la guerra a través de la afligida mirada de un par de mujeres que buscan rehacer su vida y encontrar un poco de esperanza en medio de la tragedia.
  • Ron Wilkinson @
    • Excerpt: An explosive look at the horrors of war grounded by great performances from every person on the screen.
  • [New] | Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]