Elena (12A)

Elena
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This film is F-Rated

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This film was last shown on 5 February 2018

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Elena is a modern twist on the classic noir.

Sixty-somethings Vladimir and Elena uneasily share a palatial Moscow apartment - he’s a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she’s his former nurse who has clearly “married up.” Each have children from earlier marriages. Estranged from his own uncaring daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife’s son and family as free-loaders. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reconciliation threaten the dutiful Elena’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan…

Director
Andrey Zvyagintsev
Year
2011
Duration
109 mins
Language
Russian
Cast
Andrey Smirnov, Elena Lyadova, Nadezhda Markina

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