We’re very happy to be able to bring you the exclusive first look at the new poster for George Mendeluk’s Bitter Harvest. The film stars Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, Tamer Hassan and Terence Stamp, and was co-written by Mendeluk with Richard Bachynsky-Hoover based on his original story.

Bitter Harvest Movie ImageThe film takes as its centre an epic love story set during the horrific 1930s Holodomor (a translation of the Ukrainian phrase ‘Execution by hunger’) by Stalin’s collectivisation program. It’s an area of history not often covered in cinema, and Bitter Harvest should be a timely reminder of the effect of an authoritarian regime on the populace they supposedly serve.

Bitter Harvest Movie ImageRoadside will release the film in the U.S. on February 24, 2017 and the wonderful Arrow will be releasing the film here in the UK around the same time. Keep an eye out for our continued coverage.

Bitter Harvest UK Movie Poster

Bitter Harvest UK Movie Poster

Bitter Harvest UK Movie Synopsis

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 the burgeoning Soviet Union, 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 which 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.