BITTER HARVEST (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Max Irons (The Host), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Barry Pepper (Seven Pounds), Tamer Hassan (The Football Factory), Lucy Brown (Bonded By Blood), Terence Stamp (Yes Man), Jack Hollington (Brimstone), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), Tom Austen (Legendary), Aneurin Barnard (Elfie Hopkins), Nicholas Aaron (Rottweiler), William Beck (The Agent), Gary Oliver (Son of God), Edward Akrout (Full Firearms), Richard Ashton (The Fifth Element)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

George Mendeluk (Stone Cold Dead), director, producer; Richard Bachynsky Hoover (film debut), writer; Stuart Baird (Casino Royale), producer, editor; Chad Barager (Fabula), Jaye Gazeley (Cellmates) and Ian Ihnatowycz (film debut), producers; Benjamin Wallfisch (Hidden Figures), composer; Douglas Milsome (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), cinematographer; Lenka Svab (Saint Monica), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

During the Soviet famine of the early 1930s, a young Ukraine artist named Yuro (Irons) struggles to survive starvation and spare his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Barks) from succumbing to the same illness that is taking everyone around them. During this time, Yuri joins an anti-Bolshevik resistance movement to help fight for a free Ukraine and save the woman he loves…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

An epic historical romance that’s been likened to Doctor Zhivago, Bitter Harvest is a brave and bold telling of a dark period in 20th century Russia, a country that’s had quite a lot of dark moments over the years.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2017

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