Elena (2011)

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Realistic, intimate, and compelling, Elena is a movie that makes you think a lot after you finish watching it. It is an inherently Russian movie, however there is something about how the story is told that makes it a universal family drama. A woman from a modest background to which she still has a lot of attachement is married to an old wealthy business man. Upon learning that the man might write her off his will, she feels pushed to get her hands dirty to honor her responsibilities towards her original family. The question of right and wrong when faced with extreme situations is at the heart of this aesthetically slow-burning family drama.

Review by Jelena Milojkovic.

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  • Details

    • Starring

      Aleksey Rozin, Andrey Smirnov, Nadezhda Markina
    • Directed by

      Andrey Zvyagintsev
    • Written by

      Andrey Zvyagintsev, Oleg Negin
    • Rating

      Not Rated
    • Language

      Russian

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