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Elena

Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Motion Pictures-Russia (Federation); Film Noir; Fiction Films; Feature Films; Feature Films-Russia (Federation); Foreign Language Films-Russian; Drama
Date
2012
Duration
1:49:27
Summary
The story of Elena and Vladimir, an older couple. The wealthy but stingy Vladimir treats Elena more like a servant than a wife. They each have children from their first marriages, a son and a daughter. Elenas son is unemployed and cant feed his wife and two children; they live only on the money Elena provides them, while Vladimirs daughter lives a bohemian life. In the hospital following a heart attack, Vladimirs daughter visits him. Their time together strengthens their usually distant relationship. Upon leaving the hospital, Vladimir declares that hes decided to change his will so that his daughter will receive all his money, leaving Elena with only a meager annuity. This will make it impossible for Elena to help her son financially. Humble and obedient, Elena then resorts to a desperate step.
Publisher
Zeitgeist Films
Language
Russian
English
Notes
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features: 33 minute interview with director, Andrey Zvyagintsev ; poster screenprinting featurette ; US theatrical trailer.
Camera, Mikhail Krichman ; editor, Anna Mass ; music, Filip [i.e. Philip] Glass.
In Russian with optional English subtitles.
Collection
Robertson Media Center Streaming Content
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Digital streaming license secured for three years from 10/14/2015 for use of UVa community only.
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