Friday, March 13 | 5 pm

Saturday, March 14 | 8 pm

*Sunday, March 15 | 5:30 pm **SCREENING CANCELED**

“In immediate post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As Beanpole begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov—whose debut feature Closeness caused a stir on last year’s festival circuit—won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and secured a place on the Academy’s Best International Feature shortlist for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.” –NYFF

Director Kantemir Balagov | 2019 | In Russian with English subtitles | 130 minutes | NR | DCP


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