Ten Minute Film School E05: Samantha Barks on BITTER HARVEST, in theaters now

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In theaters now, Bitter Harvest tells a story that, incredibly, has never been told on film up until now -- the story of the Holomodor, Stalin's genocidal campaign against Ukraine. But this is no dry history lesson; it's a lush historical epic along the lines of Doctor Zhivago, and at the heart of it is a very human love story between Yuri, played by Max Irons, and Natalka, played by Samantha Barks. Barks, perhaps best known for playing Eponine in Les Miserables, both on West End and in the Hugh Jackman-led feature film, joined Ten Minute Film School recently to discuss the film, the importance of getting historical stories right, and her remarkable rise to fame.