Elena

Elena

Synopsis

There’s a huge gulf between the haves and the have-nots. No one knows this better than Elena, a woman of working-class origins who is married to a wealthy, older man – a former patient from her days as a nurse. There is something cold and unsettling about the beautiful home they share, and the menacing cries of crows and a pulsating Philip Glass score seem to portend trouble on the horizon. What initially appears to be a minimalist family drama takes a noir-ish turn in this deliberate, precise drama – at once a morality tale and a commentary on class disparity.

Technical Specs

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Year: 2011
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Duration: 109 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: 12