Preview: Elena (2012)


A housewife's plan to save her family's wellbeing comes at the expense of her dying husband, his money-grubbing daughter from a previous marriage, and his inability to see beyond that father-daughter relationship.

  • Poster: B


I have chastised many indie films for using stylized art posters and while this design is in that vein, it's oddly compelling. I don't fully understand its symbolism, but it's such a striking design.

  • Trailer: B+


It's a fairly conventional trailer for a somewhat unconventional film. This atmospheric relationship drama looks like it features strong performances and interesting plotting.

Oscar Prospects:

If submitted, it could be an Oscar nomination contender for Best Foreign Language Film.

Release Date:

  • May 18, 2012