A film by Andrey Zvyagintsev
“NERVE-RATTLING. A thriller about the shifting moral calculus in a world where money changes everything.”
–Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
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Winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena (award winner Nadezhda Markina) uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment—he’s a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she’s 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. But 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 Andrei Zvyagintsev (Golden Globe nominee The Return) and featuring evocative, Hitchcockian music by Philip Glass, Elena is a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.
- Gorgeous HD master, enhanced for widescreen viewing
- Optional English subtitles
- 5.1 and stereo soundtracks
- 30-minute interview with director Andrey Zvyagintsev
- Making-of video on the poster screenprinting
- U.S. theatrical trailer
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