ELENA

By Petra COSTA

CINEMA DO BRASIL - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2012

Twenty years after leaving New York, as a child, the director Petra Costa returns to the city in search of the memory of her sister Elena.

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BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Petra COSTA
    • Writer(s)
    • Petra COSTA, Carolina ZISKIND
    • Producer(s)
    • Julia BOCK, Daniela SANTOS
    • Synopsis
    • Elena, a young Brazilian woman, moves to New York with the same dream as her mother had, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, a diary and letters. At any moment Petra hopes
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