Film Title: Elena
Directed by: Petra Costa
Genre: Documentary film
Language: Portuguese with Arabic and English subtitles
Rating: PG -13
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream her mother had: to become a movie actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during the years of military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra follows in Elena’s footsteps – she also becomes an actress and heads for New York in search of her sister. She has few clues about Elena’s whereabouts: home movies, newspaper clippings, a diary and some letters. At any moment, Petra expects to find Elena strolling through the streets in a silk blouse. Gradually, the features of the sisters are confused; we can no longer tell one from the other. When Petra finally finds Elena in an unexpected place, she must learn to let her go.
24- April 7:00pm
25 - April 7 :00pm
Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium
Regular: QAR 35
Student discount*: QAR 25
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