CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,
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"Elena" not film noir, but film reality

From Russia with English subtitles, Elena (Nadezhda Markina) and Vladimir (Andrey Smirnov) are sixty year old spouses on their second marriage. While the two enjoy this symbiotic relationship, both individuals dislike their new step children. Vladimir's daughter has been estranged for many years and Elena's son is struggling to feed his own child.

When Vladimir falls ill, the family dynamic changes. Elena becomes concern about her future domestic life when Vladimir's daughter returns to visit her ill father.

Elena** is a Russian film with English subtitles that is oddly reflective of the South Florida senior culture. For those seeking a respite from high octane summer blockbusters, **Elena** is the slow paced film for you.
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