“The director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s film “Elena” has led to his regard as a seer of contemporary Russia” – New York Times
I really want to see this movie, ‘Elena’. How come I didn’t know Andrei Zvyagintsev had a “new” film?! I say this because I normally am told about these sort of important things by my husband, who also happens to be Russian, and is an utter movie geek, always in-the-know of the latest-and-greatest stuff in the film world, especially if an award-winning director and screenwriter is a compatriot! Oh well. Moving on… I am still haunted by Zvyagintsev’s ‘The Return’ even though I watched it many years ago (2004I believe it was). It’s is one of the very few movies whose imagery and moodiness have been ingrained into my mind – and probably forever will be. So yeah I want to see his newest work – ‘Elena’. If anyone likes art-house cinema type stuff and doesn’t mind subtitles (they’re all in Russian, naturally) than I highly recommend his films. Oh, and also some of Alexander Sukurov stuff too.
Anyway, has anybody seen this? If so, thoughts?