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'Elena,' Almodovar on at Rolan

Zvyagintsev’s “Elena” won the “Un Certain Regard” award at Cannes.

People sat on the stairs and even the floor for the only screening of Andrei Zvyagintsev’s much-awaited film “Elena” at the Moscow Film Festival in July.

The film, a family drama that looks at the divide between rich and poor in Russia, won the “Un Certain Regard” prize at the Cannes Film Festival and is being shown Thursday at 9 p.m. as part of the Art Mainstream festival at Rolan cinema.

Six films are on show during the festival, including Pedro Almodovar’s thriller “The Skin I Live In,” which sees him reunited with Antonio Banderas.

The film, which is on at 9 p.m. on Sunday, is being shown in Spanish with Russian subtitles.

The only film for English speakers is Australian drama Sleeping Beauty, which was described by the Guardian as a “bizarre sexual nightmare.”  Sleeping Beauty is on Friday at 9 p.m.

See www.5zvezd.ru for screening times.

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