FSU International Films - Elena
Elena (Russia/France/US/Japan, 2011.) Director Andrei Zvyagintsev's morally complex film centers on Elena, a former nurse in her fifties, who finds herself caught between her wealthy, business tycoon husband and her demanding slacker son and his family. A haunting examination of corrupt society in which even family becomes tainted, the film not only boasts a towering performance by Nadejda Markina in the title role, but also demonstrates why Zvyagintsev is one of today's finest directors. In Russian with English subtitles. 109 minutes.
Ticket Prices: $12($9 Mem, $5 Sen, FSU Free)