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.