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Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

Summary: 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.


Runtime: 80 min
Official Site: http://www.elenafilme.com/EN/
Genres: Biography, Drama, Family, Documentary
Countries: USA, Brazil
Languages: English, Portuguese
Director Credit
Petra Costa Director
Writer Credit
Carolina Ziskind Writer
Petra Costa Writer
Cast Credit
Elena Andrade Elena Andrade
Li An Li An
Petra Costa Petra Costa
Producer Credit
Bernardo Bath Post-Production Producer
Caroline Onikute Line Producer: New York
Fernando Meirelles Executive Producer
Julia Bock Executive Producer
Moara Passoni Associate Producer
Petra Costa Producer
Sara Dosa Associate Producer
Tiago Pavan Associate Producer
Tim Robbins Co-Executive Producer
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