Previously at the ICA - Films
23 Sep 2012
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Elena is a gripping modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixtyish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share a palatial Moscow apartment. He is a still-virile wealthy businessman; she is his dowdy former nurse who has clearly ‘married up’. Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife’s freeloading son and family. And when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan. Masterfully crafted by award-winning Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) and featuring evocative music by Philip Glass, Elena is a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.
Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia 2011, TBC min.