‘Beanpole’ Director Kantemir Balagov: A Q&A

Kantemir Balagov explains the origins of his Russian historical drama, the best international film not nominated for an Oscar this year.

In a couple of quick years, Balagov has become one of the great young hopes of international cinema — a director who can tell complex, resonant stories and who has the stylistic dexterity of a master. Beanpole won Best Director from the Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes, and it was Russia’s submission for the Oscars this year (though, shockingly, it did not get a nomination).
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