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For MTRussian model Natalya Vodianova makes her big screen debut in “Belle du Seigneur” as a married Swiss aristocrat who has an affair with a diplomat (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). In English at both Pioner and Pyat Zvozd-Paveletskaya.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012): Alison Klayman's documentary chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and encounters an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Pioner Fri. at 1:15 p.m., Sat. at 3 p.m., Sun. at 11:30 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Belle du Seigneur (Vlyublyonniye, 2012): Glenio Bonder's adaptation of Albert Cohen's 1968 novel set in Geneva in the 1930s. A Mediterranean Jew (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) employed by the League of Nations falls for a married Swiss aristocrat (Natalia Vodianova).

Pioner Thurs. at 4:55 p.m., Fri. at 11:20 p.m., Sat. at 4:50 p.m., Sun. at 5 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 5:35 p.m. Dubbed.

Festival Brick: Radio On (Vklyuchyonnoye Radio, 1979): Christopher Petit's cult road movie starring David Beames, Lisa Kreuzer and Sandy Ratcliff.

Pioner Thurs. at 9:20 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Festival Brick: Rita, Sue and Bob Too (Rita, Syu i Bob Tozhe, 1987): Two Yorkshire schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Alan Clarke's comedy starring Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes and George Costigan.

Pioner Fri. at 9:30 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Festival Brick: The Angelic Conversation (Razgovor s Angelom, 1985): Dame Judi Dench reads a dozen sonnets as a narrator while a man purifies himself for love. A Derek Jarman film.

Pioner Sat. at midnight. In English; Russian subtitles.

Brigada. Naslednik (Brigade. The Heir, 2012): The son of a former criminal group leader comes to Russia from the United States. Directed by Denis Alexeyev and Roman Doronin.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 11:05 a.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 12:10 p.m.

Compliance (Eksperiment Povinoveniya, 2012): This frightening and controversial drama from first-time writer-director Craig Zobel exposes the human tendency to cave in to authority.

35MM See www.kino35mm.ru/en/schedule. In English; Russian subtitles.

Oktyabr Thurs. to Wed. at 10:30 p.m. and 8:35 p.m., Dec. 20 to 26 at 1:50 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Dans la Maison (In the House; V Dome, 2012): A 16 year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his teacher. Francois Ozon's award-winning tale of suburban voyeurism with a dark comic twist.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 3:25, 7:25 and 11:35 p.m., Wed. at Dec. 26 at 1 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Den Uchitelya (The Day of a Teacher, 2012): Sergei Mokritsky's drama observes one day in the life of a teacher.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 11:10 a.m.

Der Sandmann (The Sandman; Pesochny Chelovek, 2011): This offbeat Swiss comedy, directed by Peter Luisi, focuses on a man (Fabian Kruger) who is shedding sand — in his bed, from his shirtsleeves and trouser cuffs.

35MM See www.kino35mm.ru/en/schedule. In German; Russian subtitles.

Doctor (2012): Vladimir Pankov's musical about the life of a provincial doctor.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 11:20 a.m.

Dollhouse (Kukolny Dom, 2012): Director Kirsten Sheridan casts five teenagers off the street in this improvisational film.

35MM Opens Dec. 20. See www.kino35mm.ru/en/schedule. In English; Russian subtitles.

Dzhungli (The Jungle, 2012): A comedy about the adventures of a married couple on an exotic island.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Wed. at 11:15 a.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 7:25 p.m.

Festival French Cinema: De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone; Rzhavchina i Kost, 2012): A single father helps a whale trainer to regain the will to live after a terrible accident. Jacques Audiard's hard-edged human drama in which two aimless souls find one another.

35MM Sat. at 7 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Festival French Cinema: La clinique de l'amour! (Sex, Lies and Surgery; Klinika Lyubvi, 2012): Artus de Penguern's comedy spoofs and pays homage to American medical TV dramas.

35MM Sat. at 5 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Festival French Cinema: La Mer a l'aube (Calm at Sea; Shtil, 2011): A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Directed by Volker Schlöndorff.

35MM Fri. at 9:15 p.m. In French and German; Russian subtitles.

Festival French Cinema: Les Adoptes (The Adopted; Rodniye, 2011): A family drama written and directed by Mélanie Laurent.

35MM Sun. at 4 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Festival French Cinema: Ma premiere fois (My First Time; Moi Pervy Raz, 2012): Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar's drama about first love.

35MM Sun. at 6 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Festival French Cinema: Populaire (Lyubov na Konchikakh Paltsev, 2012): Regis Roinsard's film focuses on a 21-year-old village girl who, with the help of her highly persuasive boss, hammers her way to becoming one of the fastest typists on the planet.

35MM Thurs. at 8:30 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Festival French Cinema: Short Films.

35MM Fri. at 11:30 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Festival French Cinema: Superstar (2012): Xavier Giannoli's comic drama tells the story of the ordinary Martin Kazinski (Kad Merad), who is suddenly thrown into the limelight for no apparent reason.

35MM Fri. at 7 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Here Comes the Boom (Tolstyak na Ringe, 2012): Frank Coraci's action comedy about a high school biology teacher who wants to become a mixed-martial arts fighter. Stars Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 2:10 and 10 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 10:20 a.m. Dubbed.

Izmena (Betrayal, 2012): This encounter between a man and a woman, whose respective spouses are having an affair, is structured by director Kirill Serebrennikov as a melancholy neo-noir mystery.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 5:30 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 5:50 p.m.

Konvoi (Escort, 2012): An army captain and the runaway soldier he is escorting spend one day in contemporary Moscow. Written and directed by Alexei Mizgiryov.

Pioner Thurs. at 11:15 a.m., Sat. at 11:40 p.m., Sun. at 3:20 p.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 1:45 p.m.

L'Apollonide (House of Tolerance; Dom Terpimosti, 2011): This story, set in a luxurious Parisian brothel at the dawn of the 20th century, follows the closeted life of a group of prostitutes. Directed by Bertrand Bonello.

Oktyabr Thurs. to Wed. at 12:20, 6:15 and 10:25 p.m., Dec. 20 to 26 at 3:30 and 11 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Pioner Thurs. at 12:45 and 7 p.m., Fri. at 7:10 p.m., Sat. at 9:05 p.m., Sun. at 11:15 a.m. and 9:10 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

La Cerise sur le Gateau (Cherry on the Cake; Vishenka na Novogodnem Torte, 2012): A comedy about a fifty-something woman who friends suspect suffers from androphobia, the inability to be happy with a man. Directed by and starring Laura Morante.

35MM Opens Dec. 20. In French; Russian subtitles. See www.kino35mm.ru/en/schedule

Oktyabr Dec. 20 to 26 at 10:30 a.m., 6 and 9:20 p.m., Dec. 27 to 31 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30, 6 and 10:30 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Wed. to Dec. 26 at 10:05 p.m. In French; Russian subtitles.

La Chispa de la Vida (As Luck Would Have It; Poslednyaya Iskra Zhizni, 2011): An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family. A satirical comedy from acclaimed surrealist director Alex de la Iglesia.

Pioner Thurs. at 5 p.m., Fri. at 3:40 p.m., Sat. at 1:15 p.m., Sun. at 9:15 p.m. In Spanish; Russian subtitles.

Lawless (Samy Pyany Okrug v Mire, 2012): During the depression a new deputy wants in on a bootlegging gang. Based on Matt Bondurant's novel, directed by John Hillcoat, stars Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce.

Pioner Thurs. at 11:20 p.m. and 12:50 a.m., Fri. at 1:30 p.m., Sat. at 4:45 and 10:55 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m. and 12:50 a.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Le Bruit des Glacons (The Clink of Ice; Kusochki Lda, 2010): An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer. A French comedy written and directed by Bertrand Blier, starring Jean Dujardin, Albert Dupontel and Anne Alvaro.

35MM Opens Dec. 20. In French; Russian subtitles. See www.kino35mm.ru/en/schedule

Now is Good (Seichas Samoye Vremya, 2012): Ol Parker's film tells the story of a 16-year-old girl suffering from terminal leukemia, who decides to stop treatment and makes a list of things she wants to do before she dies.

35MM See www.kino35mm.ru/en/schedule. In English; Russian subtitles.

Pioner Thurs. at 3 and 9 p.m., Fri. at 11:30 a.m. and 7:20 p.m., Sat. at 9 p.m., Sun. at 11:20 a.m. and 5:05 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Pieta (2012): A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. A drama by Korean writer-director Kim Ki-Duk.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 12:55 p.m. Dubbed.

Playing for Keeps (Muzhchina Naraskhvat, 2012): Gabriele Muccino's romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Dennis Quaid.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 1, 6:20 and 11:40 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 11:10 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. Dubbed.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 6:10, 8:20, 10:30 p.m. and 12:40 a.m. Dubbed.

Rolan Thurs. to Tues. at 4:45 and 11:30 p.m., Wed. at 4:45 p.m. and 12:10 a.m., Dec. 20 to 26 at 12:30 a.m. Dubbed.

Poslednyaya Skazka Rity (Rita's Last Fairy Tale, 2011): Renata Litvinova's romantic drama. Stars Renata Litvinova, Tatyana Drubich and Olga Kuzina.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 5:25 p.m.

Rasskazy (Stories, 2012): Writer-director Mikhail Segal tells four stories in four genres — absurdist comedy, social satire, thriller and melodrama.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 1:10 and 7:45 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 8:10 p.m.

Seven Psychopaths (Sem Psikhopatov, 2012): Martin McDonagh's comedy starring Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. A struggling screenwriter becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends kidnap a gangster's beloved dog.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 8:55 and 11 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 5 p.m. Dubbed.

Silver Linings Playbook (Moi Paren — Psikh, 2012): David O. Russell's romantic comedy, based on Matthew Quick's debut novel of the same name, follows Pat Solitano's mission to reunite with his wife after he's released from a psychiatric hospital. Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.

35MM See www.kino35mm.ru/en/schedule. In English; Russian subtitles.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 3:15 and 9:50 p.m. Dubbed.

So Mnoyu Vot Chto Proiskhodit (That's What's Happening to Me, 2012): Viktor Shamirov and Gosha Kutsenko's melodramatic comedy set in Moscow on December 31.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 11 a.m. and 6:55 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 3 p.m.

Solovei Razboinik (The Robber Nightingale, 2012): The story of a generous robber fighting for justice. An action comedy written by and starring Ivan Okhlobystin, directed by Yegor Baranov.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 9:05 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 1:05 p.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Mon. at 6:15 p.m.

Tanets Deli (Delhi Dance, 2012): Ivan Vyrypayev's drama set in a hospital includes six stories about love, death and dance. Stars Karolina Grushka, Ksenia Kutepova and Igor Gordin.

Pioner Thurs. at 3:05 p.m., Fri. at 11:25 a.m., Sat. at 1:10 p.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 6 p.m. and 12:10 a.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 6:20 p.m.

Rolan Thurs. to Tues. at 11:05 p.m.

The Collection (Kollektsioner 2, 2012): Marcus Dunstan's horror thriller starring Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick and Christopher McDonald.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 11:35 p.m. Dubbed.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Wed. to Dec. 26 at 11:15 a.m., 2:55, 5:40 and 8:55 p.m. Dubbed.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Wed. at midnight, Wed. to Dec. 26 at 10:50 and 11:40 a.m., 12:30, 1:20, 2:10, 3, 3:50, 4:40, 5:30, 6:20, 7:10, 8, 8:50, 9:40, 10:30, 11:20 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. Dubbed.

Rolan Dec. 20 to 26 at 10:30 a.m., 1:40, 4:55, 8:15 and 11:35 p.m. Dubbed.

The Words (Slova, 2012): A young writer finally achieves long sought literary success with his latest novel. The fact that he didn't write it becomes problematic when he finds out the true story behind the manuscript. Written and directed by Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal, starring Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde, Jeremy Irons and Zoe Saldana.

Pioner Thurs. at 11 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

V Tumane (In the Fog, 2012): Sergei Loznitsa directs a war drama set in 1942 in Belarus.

Pioner Fri. at 3 p.m.

Ya Budu Ryadom (I'll Be Around, 2012): Pavel Ruminov's award-winning family drama. A young woman learns she is terminally ill and must find new parents for her young son.

Pioner Thurs. at 11:30 a.m., Fri. at 5:20 p.m., Sun. at 1:30 p.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 5 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 6:55 p.m.

Rolan Thurs. to Wed. at 5:10 p.m.

Ya Tozhe Khochu (I'd Like Too, 2012): Alexei Balabanov's mystic drama observes five people seeking happiness.

Pioner Thurs. at 1:20 and 7:10 p.m., Fri. at 5:30 p.m., Sat. at 11:35 a.m. and 3:05 p.m., Sun. at 1:15 and 11:10 p.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 1:05 and 7 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 2:55, 6:55 and 9 p.m.

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya Thurs. to Tues. at 4:15 and 8 p.m., Wed. to Dec. 26 at 2:20 and 8:25 p.m.

Rolan Thurs. to Wed. at 1:10 and 7:10 p.m., Dec. 20 to 26 at 8:40 p.m.