International Film Festival
of
Panama

APRIL 11-17, 2013

Elena

elena
Cast: 
Li An
Elena Andrade
Petra Costa

Petra Costa

Petra Costa was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She began acting at fifteen. She studied anthropology and theatre at New York’s Columbia University and received her degree in community and development at the London School of Economics. Her short film Undertow Eyes (2009) won several awards. Elena (2013) is her feature debut.

 

Original title: 
Elena
Director: 
Petra Costa
Country: 
Brasil
Year: 
2012
Language: 
Portuguese
Subtitles: 
Spanish
Duration: 
80 min.

Screenings

Venue Day and Time
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 5 April 14 10:45 pm
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 8 April 16 8:30 pm
Synopsis: 

Two women, one an elusive ghost, the other trying to find this ghost, to know her—and very much in danger of becoming her. Brazilian filmmaker Petra Costa’s Elena is a poetic, beguiling cinematic open letter to a beloved sister, a memoir of devastating loss and fortifying self-knowledge.