Beanpole ★★½

Kantamir Balagov is clearly a talented filmmaker (the acting and cinematography in this film are good - and the use of hyper-saturated color is especially welcome for a period piece) but the plotting is too schematic for my taste and the near-universal praise this has received seems to be yet another case of critics automatically equating a movie with an unbearably bleak tone with high art.

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