Our January screenings of Beanpole have been postponed. Look for Beanpole to appear on our calendar again on Feb 28, 29, March 1, 7 and 8 .
A devastating, brilliantly directed and acted drama.
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Beanpole is shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 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 the film 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 won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.
2019 / Russia / subtitled / 137 min / presented in part by the Indiana University Russian and East European Institute
Five stars! Brilliant… Balagov is a fiercely individual and quite staggeringly accomplished talent. – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Friday and Saturday, Jan 17 and 18
Beanpole – 7pm – IU Global Theater
American Dharma – 7:45 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Sunday, Jan 19 at Bear’s Place
Beanpole – 4:30
American Dharma – 7:30
Friday and Saturday, Jan 24 and 25
Gauguin: Live from the National Gallery, London – 6:30 – IU Global Theater
American Dharma – 7:30 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Beanpole – 8:15 – IU Global Theater
Sunday, Jan 26 at Bear’s Place
American Dharma – 3pm – Last Chance!
Gauguin: Live from the National Gallery, London – 5:30
Beanpole – 7:45
Stay tuned for several additional screenings of Beanpole in late-February