Elena

Brazil, 2012, Colour, 82 min

Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, a diary and letters. At any moment Petra hopes to find Elena walking in the streets in a silk blouse. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused...

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Petra Costa is a Brazilian filmmaker and actress. Petra completed her undergraduate studies Summa Cum Laude in Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. She did her Masters in Health, Community and Development at the London School of Economics, London. From the age of 15, she has been working professionally as an actress.
IDFA 2012. Best Documentary Feature - Films de Femmes 2013. HotDocs 2013. Special Mention - ZagrebDox 2013. Special Mention - Guadalajara FF 2013.

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margom@uol.com.br

Screening

19.08, 14:00, Kino Europa Indoor

Category

International Dox

Director

Petra Costa

Producer

Petra Costa

Cinematography

Will Etchebehere, Miguel Vassy, Janice d'Avila

Sound

Olivier Goinard, Guile Martins

Editing

Marilia Moraes, Tina Baz

Website

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