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    A Sister Constructs a Beautiful and Touching Portrayal of Loss in "Elena'

    “Elena” is a striking blow to heart that shines with fluid poetry. It deviates from the canons of documentary filmmaking to enter a dreamlike state governed by memories and art in its purest, most emotional form.

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    Exclusive Video: Why Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles Supported a First Time Filmmaker

    "Elena" executive producers Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles explore allusion, emotion and perhaps even a challenge to the way we conceive of cinema.

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    Review: A Dreamy Suicide is a Masterful Debut in Petra Costa’s ‘Elena’

    Petra Costa's "Elena" is a documentary that suggests a strand of opalescent memories strung on a thread of grief.

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    Syndicado & Variance Films Nab Distribution Rights for 'Elena' from Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles

    Co-executive produced by Tim Robbins and "City of God" director Fernando Meirelles, "Elena" chronicles Petra Costa's search for her sister Elena -- with whom she lost touch with twenty years prior after Elena left Brazil for the United States in order to pursue a career as an actress.

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