In a previous post, I mentioned I was looking forward to Bitter Harvest, a movie about Holodomor, a man-made famine inflicted on the Ukrainian people by Joseph Stalin. It is considered one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century, having only been recognized through multimedia and eyewitness accounts in the late 80’s and 90’s when the soviet union fell.

This personal, unforgettable picture features Max Irons and Samantha Barks as young lovers caught in between Holodomor. The movie is set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events.

The film displays a powerful tale of love, honor, 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 recreates one of the most dramatic and dangerous episodes in the history of 20th Century Europe.

Bitter Harvest was filmed on location in Ukraine. The  cast also includes Barry Pepper, Tamer Hassan and Terence Stamp.

Watch the trailer below: