In 1924 two women, Iya, a nurse, and Masha, a recently returned soldier, struggle to reassemble their lives in the war-torn, paralyzed city of Leningrad, Russia. Director Kantemir Balagov loosely draws from the 1985 book The Unwomanly Face of War, written by Nobel Prize-winning author and historian Svetlana Alexievich, to create a cinematic world that allows women to examine the pain associated with the duality of suffering and resilience. This desolate narrative offers admiration of broken individuals attempting to rebuild, and even rediscovering themselves despite the contentious uncertainty for the state they have always called home.
Saturday, October 26
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
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