Latin American Institute Film Screenings
By Brazilian director Petra Costa
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater
Elena moves to New York with the same dream her mother had: to become a movie actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during Brazil’s military dictatorship and her teenage years amid theater plays and homemade videos. She also leaves behind Petra, her 7-year-old sister.
Two decades later, Petra who is now an actress goes to New York in search of Elena. All she has are a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, diaries and letters. At any moment, Petra expects to find Elena walking in the streets. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we don’t know one from the other.
Q&A with Director Petra Costa following the film screening
82 minutes | In Portuguese with English subtitles
Cost: Free and open to the public
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For more information please contact
Nancy Gomez Tel: 310-825-4571
Download File: 03-05-14-Elena-s2-1aj.pdf
Sponsor(s): Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Consulate General of Brazil- Los Angeles and Department of Spanish and Portuguese