Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Duration: 103 mins
Starring: Terence Stamp, Tom Austen, Barry Pepper, Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Aneurin Barnard
Director: George Mendeluk
In honour of Holodomor Remembrance Day, Bitter Harvest, the first English-language drama to recount the horrors of the genocide by starvation, will be back on the big screen for one day only in cinemas across the UK on 25th November.
Hosted in association with British-Ukrainian Aid, a UK-registered charity which supports people suffering from the armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, your ticket includes a donation to this remarkable and worthwhile charity, as well as your very own copy of the Bitter Harvest DVD.
Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th century, Bitter Harvest is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s.
As Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the “Holodomor,” the death by starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine.