Previously at the ICA - Films
1 Nov 2015
The screening is followed by a Q&A with Andrey Zvyagintsev, hosted by Tim Robey, film critic at The Telegraph.
Perhaps Zvyagintsev’s most intimate film, Elena tells the tale of an eponymous former nurse from a poor background who appears to have struck lucky when a wealthy patient marries her.
Their blissful union is only hampered by each spouse’s strong dislike of the other’s grownup child from a previous marriage. And when the subject of inheritance comes up, Elena—who straddles the moneyed world of her husband and the broken-down, gritty reality of her unemployed son—must hatch a desperate plan. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
In collaboration with Cygnnet Publishing.
Elena, dir Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia 2011, 109 mins
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Please note that a three minute short film will be screened before the first main feature every evening. Part of a rotating selection that changes weekly, the films shown are currently on tour to various arts venues across the country as part of Playback