- Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:15 p.m.
MIDDLE COAST FESTElena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with dreams of becoming an actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during the military dictatorship, and she leaves behind Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra goes to New York to pursue acting… and in search of Elena. But the film (and the filmmaker) cannot escape the similarities between Petra and Elena’s stories, and as they overlap, they begin to blur. The film erases the line between documentary, diary, and fever dream, and is at once captivating and devastating. (2K DCP presentation)
“A beautiful piece of work; elegant, poetic, visually stunning and viscerally moving. A film that made me believe again in the transformative power of cinema ...” - Tim Robbins, actor and director
“ELENA is one of the most moving, heartrending cinematic experiences I’ve ever had. Of unusual beauty, it’s a film we’ll keep turning to for a long time.” - Walter Salles, The Motorcycle Diaries
The feature will be preceded by the short film:One Armed Man (2014, 27 min.) Directed by Tim Guinee
Tickets are available at IU Auditorium & BCT Ticket OfficesIndividual screening tickets are $7.
Saturday Day-Passes are $20.
Festival Two-Day Passes are $25.