added: Fri, Jan 20th '17
British actor Max Irons (The White Queen) and British singer-actress Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) play a 1930s Ukrainian couple trying to survive a mortifying war-induced famine in the new international trailer for "Bitter Harvest."
Set during Joseph Stalin's reign of terror, the film dramatizes a devastating historical event in the early 1930s, in which millions of Ukrainians were killed by a genocidal famine that had been orchestrated by the Stalin regime. The horrific event is historically referred to as "The Holodomor" of 1932-1933.
Directed by veteran TV director George Mendeluk (Lonesome Dove: The Series, Night Heat, Miami Vice) from a script by writer-producer Richard Bachynsky Hoover, "Bitter Harvest" also stars Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Aneurin Barnard, Tamer Hassan and "Game of Thrones" actor Gary Oliver as Joseph Stalin.
The film is set to open globally on February 24th.
Bitter Harvest is the epic story of two lovers caught in one of the world’s greatest tragedies. Set between the two World Wars and inspired by actual events, Bitter Harvest is the first major dramatic film to convey the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by Joseph Stalin that killed millions in Ukraine...
directed by George Mendeluk
starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Aneurin Barnard, Tamer Hassan, Gary Oliver
release date George Mendeluk