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Elena
 
 
Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia 2011
109 mins. Russian dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
Gripping modern Russian drama.  When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan.  A sharp, bitterly comic story of crystalline clarity about the moral and spiritual coruption of present-day Russia.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"A deeply satisfying film."  (Peter Bradshaw - Guardian)

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