1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege – one of the worst in history – is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. Jessica Kiang, Variety, calls it a “slow, ferocious, and extraordinary second film from blazing 27-year-old Russian talent Kantemir Balagov.”

Around The World in 14 Films 2019, presented Patrick Wellinski


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Дылда (Dylda)
Director: Kantemir Balagov
Screenplay: Kantemir Balagov, Aleksandr Terekhov
Country: Russia 2019
Production: AR Content, Non-Stop Productions
Cast: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov, Konstantin Balakirev
Length: 139 min.
Language: Russian OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Cannes, Odessa, Lima, Telluride, Toronto, London, Brisbane, Busan, New York etc.
Awards: Cannes Un Certain Regard Best Director, FIPRESCI, Eriwan, Sakhalin 2 Awards, Nomination European Film Awards (European Actress)

Official Foreign Oscar Candidate 2020 of Russia