School of Arts | Our research | Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image | Events | Past events | Screening: Elena (Petra Costa / 2012 / Brazil / 82')
Document Actions

Screening: Elena (Petra Costa / 2012 / Brazil / 82')

When? Sat 22 June, 19:00
Where?
Birkbeck Cinema

Nominated for Emerging International Filmmaker Award

Experience the pleasure and pain of memory, longing and loss through Elena’s story. Elena left her Brazilian home and family when Petra was seven years old. Now, as an adult, Petra goes in search of her older sister in New York. She remembers and imagines Elena through home movie footage, a diary, letters, and dreamlike sequences full of longing. A sumptuously composed film filled with desire; a testament to family bonds, identity, and catharsis through creativity.

This screening forms part of the Open City Docs Fest - you can find out more and book your ticket on the festival website.