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28 July 15:00

Pavilion, New Holland Island

Meeting with Kantemir Balagov

«In both Closeness and Beanpole the pre-shoot, preliminary filming in the film’s locations, played a big role for us and the team. This lets you see a raw, but still valid film, it allows you to feel the plasticity of the image, its tempo rhythm, and most importantly, it allows you to make mistakes. At the meeting, I want to show these working materials from Beanpole to the audience, so they could see how the film has changed, and what, on the other hand, has stayed the same as it was originally intended. It will be possible to see how the actors and characters have transformed, the scenes that were cut during the final editing, and most importantly for me, what the film would look like if we had shot it on 16mm film, which we decided against because of the difficulties or working with celluloid. You will see an almost ‘raw’ space, which we built from scratch, based on the pre-shoot storyboard. You will see how the film was shaped, directly dependent on the content», — Kantemir Balagov

Admission is free of charge, talk is delivered in Russian. Attendees must register in advance (link in Russian). 16+
фото Kantemir Balagov

Kantemir Balagov

Film director

Kantemir Balagov was born in Nalchik, Russia, in 1991. Beanpole marks his second feature film, Balagov having made his directorial debut with the 2017, Closeness, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard and was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. Balagov graduated from Alexander Sokurov’s directing workshop at Kabardino-Balkarian State University in 2015. During his studies, he made a number of fiction and documentary films, which took part in various domestic and international events. Beanpole (2019) has been selected for the 72 nd Annual Cannes Film Festival, in Un Certain Regard and got to prizes - for Best Directing and FIPRESCI prize.