First Trailer for Historical Film 'Bitter Harvest' About The Holodomor
"How many lives is this war worth?!" Roadside Attractions has debuted an official trailer for a sweeping historical drama titled Bitter Harvest, set during "The Holodomor" in Ukraine in between the first and second World War. The "Holodomor" was a genocidal famine engineered by Joseph Stalin, as an effort to stop the Ukrainian independence movement, resulting in the deaths of millions of people. The film tells the story of a romance between a young Ukrainian couple torn apart by the starvation. Max Irons stars, along with Samantha Barks as his lover, also including Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Richard Brake, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Austen, Tamer Hassan and Lucy Brown. This looks okay, but it's hard to tell with this trailer. There's too much going on and the director isn't that impressive, it might not be any good.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for George Mendeluk's Bitter Harvest, originally from Yahoo:
Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, Bitter Harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union. With an exceptional cast of established and rising stars, the film epically recreates one of the most dramatic & dangerous episodes in the history of 20th Century Europe. Bitter Harvest is directed by veteran German filmmaker George Mendeluk, of films including Men of Means, The Kidnapping of the President, Doin' Time, and The Terror Experiment previously. The screenplay is by George Mendeluk, from an original script + story by Richard Bachynsky Hoover. Roadside will release Bitter Harvest in select theaters starting February 24th, 2017 next year.