Elena (2012)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
A haunting yet beautiful homage to the director's sister - Elena. A documentary that plays more like a drama, the director returns to NY two decades later to find out the fate of her sister. She rediscovers her life and pain in a trove of letters, tapes and videos. Presented by Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles, Elena is a cinematic journey that touches the soul in a way filmmaking hasn't done in years.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 19
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Elena" unfolds like a cinematic dream whose central image is water, which symbolizes the washing away of grief.
Fresh: A type of cinematic performance art, with all the self-consciousness that suggests - a sibling love story that's no less heartfelt for being in the form of a first-person poem.
Fresh: This haunting and dreamlike cinematic essay is filmmaking at its most personal.
Fresh: A pained and gorgeous summoning, Petra Costa's haunted doc Elena dances with death, memory, and family, seducing viewers and then breaking their hearts.
lovely movie, however...
gorgeous, introspective film…however, i think categorizing it as a documentary is a bit off. it’s more of an artistic meditation and love letter from one sister to another.