Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the Russian historical drama BEANPOLE from Friday, March 6 through Thursday, March 12. The movie will be in Russian with English subtitles.

BEANPOLE is set in 1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. In this environment, two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

The movie premiered in the “Un Certain Regard” section of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, director Kantemir Balagov won the “Un Certain Regard Best Director Award” and the “FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film.” BEANPOLE was selected as the Russian entry for the “Best International Feature Film” at the 92nd Academy Awards, making the December shortlist.

The WASHINTON POST writes “the film offers a rewarding – if also unnerving – look at survival in the face of tragedy.” ROGEREBERT.COM writes “Not only is BEANPOLE one of the first essential cinematic works released in theaters this year, it is also among the most involving character studies in recent memory.”

BEANPOLE runs 139 minutes and is not rated. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for students and military, and $6.00 for Capitol Friends.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol box office (315-337-6453) and online at The movie will be shown each day through March 12. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 3:45 and 7:00, Sunday at 12:45 and 4:00, and Monday-Thursday at 7:00.

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