The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with director Petra Costa
Elena travels to New York to become an actress, leaving behind a childhood spent in hiding from the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra also an actress, goes to New York in search of her lost sister. 80 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.
“‘Elena’ is one of the most moving, heartrending cinematic experiences I’ve ever had.” — Walter Salles, director of “Central Station” and “The Motorcycle Diaries.”