Bitter Harvest is an upcoming Canadian epic romantic-drama film directed by George Mendeluk, which he co-wrote with Richard Bachynsky Hoover. The film stars Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper and Terence Stamp.
It is a story about Yuri (Max Irons), an artistic soul born into a family of Ukrainian Cossack warriors, who struggles to win the approval of his grandfather Ivan (Terence Stamp) and father Yaroslav (Barry Pepper), and to win the heart of Natalka (Samantha Barks). He finds his life changed forever with the invasion of the Red Army, and the subsequent persecution of his family and fellow countrymen as Stalin’s regime of terror extends across Ukraine and Eastern Europe .
Une évocation de la période dite de l'Holodomor, la grande famine qui a eu lieu en Ukraine et dans le Kouban en 1932 et 1933 et qui a fait, selon les estimations des historiens, entre 2,61 et 5 millions de victimes.