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Bitter HarvestSet in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.Keywords:
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Directors of "Bitter Harvest"George MendelukBirthdate: 20 March 1948, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Creators of "Bitter Harvest"Richard Bachynsky HooverGeorge MendelukBirthdate: 20 March 1948, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Critic Reviews of "Bitter Harvest"Brad Wheeler Globe and MailMarch 03, 2017
This is a story of villainous oppression, unfortunately told with oppressive earnestness.Godfrey Cheshire RogerEbert.comFebruary 24, 2017
Almost inevitably, approaching the Holodomor via a standard-length dramatic feature risks reducing the cataclysm's enormity to a trivializing size and emotional impact.Tom Long Detroit NewsFebruary 24, 2017
This is a shameful piece of history that deserves a far better film.Peter Debruge VarietyFebruary 23, 2017
While "Bitter Harvest" will undoubtedly serve to raise awareness, there can be no doubt that the events deserve a more compelling and responsible treatment than this.Jeannette Catsoulis New York TimesFebruary 23, 2017
The millions who died during this real-life tragedy deserve a stronger memorial than this one.Sheri Linden Los Angeles TimesFebruary 23, 2017
Given the scope of the early-1930s atrocity, the most shocking thing about director George Mendeluk's new dramatization is how utterly devoid of emotional impact it is.Rain Jokinen SFistMarch 23, 2017
The film's use of English-speaking actors, digital cinematography, and simple sets gives it all a cheap, made-for-cable movie feel.S. Jhoanna Robledo Common Sense MediaMarch 07, 2017
Disappointing drama shows brutal historical violence.Chris Knight National PostMarch 02, 2017
The story of the Holodomor is an important one, but Bitter Harvest plasters over the dark history with all manner of movie shortcuts.Daniel Barnes Sacramento News & ReviewMarch 02, 2017
It seems like Mendeluk and his writer Richard Bachynsky Hoover were striving for something sweeping and old-fashioned, but the end result is claustrophobic and comically out-of-touch.Sandra Hall Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 01, 2017
It's not Zhivago. The big picture is drawn a little too hastily for that. But it is a rousing tale with political pertinence, given the current state of relations between Russia and the Ukraine.Ken Eisner Georgia StraightMarch 01, 2017
In reality, more than seven million people likely died on Stalin's orders. (The final numbers remain unknown.) Don't they deserve a better epitaph than this?
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