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Films & Schedules - ELENA


Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 5:15 PM (Cinemagic)
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Thu, Feb 23, 2012
at 6 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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DIRECTOR: Andrei Zvyagintsev - RUSSIA

Elena dotes on her selfish, wealthy husband Vladimir and lives a lonely life surrounded by luxury in a sterile, ultra-modern penthouse. But when the aging Vladimir informs Elena that he is altering his will to leave his money to his spoiled, boozy daughter from a previous marriage, she makes a decision to speed Vladimir’s journey to the grave before the will can be changed. Zvyagintsev conjures an uncompromising vision of a Russia in moral disarray in this tautly restrained domestic drama. A literate and chilling take on contemporary class warfare, Elena paints a riveting portrait of decadence and the emptying of the Russian soul. “A wise and impeccably controlled drama that finds director Zvyagintsev in outstanding form.”—Variety (109 mins.)

Filmography: The Return (03), The Banishment (07).

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Sponsored by Hotel deLuxe.


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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