Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles present ELENA's new trailer. Starts May 30th at the IFC Center, NYC.
Elena, 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. In the spirit of Tarnation, ELENA obliterates the line between documentary, diary, and fever dream, and is at once captivating and devastating. From executive producers Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles, one of the most successful documentaries of all time in Brazil now comes to America.
Elena moves from Brazil to New York to realize her dream of becoming a movie actress. At 20 she meets with a reality that forces her to give up her dream and to a drastic decision. Years later her sister Petra, 13 years younger, goes to the same city in search of the memory of Elena.
Elena viaja para Nova York com o sonho de ser atriz de cinema. Aos 20 anos, encontra uma realidade que a obriga a abdicar do sonho e a tomar atitudes extremas. Duas décadas depois, é sua irmã Petra, 13 anos mais nova, quem vai para a mesma cidade em busca das memórias de Elena.