Elena 2012
In her film Elena, Brazilian filmmaker Petra Costa uses visceral imagery and poetic narration to share the story of her older sister Elena, a young Brazilian woman who moved to New York to become a star, leaving behind a seven-year-old Petra. Sadly, her story did not end well. Years later, Petra follows in Elena's footsteps, hoping, too, to become an actress, and to perhaps find her beloved sister in the streets of New York. As the story unfolds, the audience cannot escape the arresting similarities between the stories of the sisters -- their paths entwine and their features blur in a wash of stunning imagery.
Intimate in style, Elena delves into the abyss of one family's drama, revealing at once the inspiration that can be born from tragedy. Elena is an intimately beautiful film that challenges each of us to reflect on our own lives while discovering truths about family, sadness, acceptance and rebirth.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:21:40 | 4.64 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Portugues
Subtitles: English, Portugues, Espanol, Francais
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama, Family

Director: Petra Costa
Cast: Li An, Elena Andrade, Petra Costa
Country: Brazil, USA

Extras (no subtitles):
-- "Olhos de Ressaca" ("Undertow eyes"), Petra Costa's short 2009
-- Faixa comentada (commentary)

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