Elena (2011) Movie Reviews
User reviews on Elena (2011)
I loved this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I adore movies like this one, movies that make you think and reevaluate stuff that you thought you never could reevaluate. This film will be hard to understand for American audience because it is dark and sad but selected few will appreciate this movie in its own melancholic glory. I have many friend from Russia and I went to see this film with one of them and he said that today’s Russia is portrayed perfectly in this film. Overall, if you do not like Russian films this movie will be a challenge but i urge you to take that challenge.
I am a huge fan of Russian films, they always move me and make me think. I know a lot of people can not handle Russian films because they are brutally realistic but that is probably my favorite thing about these films. This film was wonderful and i was very happy I got to see it in the theater. The film is haunting and truly magnificent and also really beautiful visually, I was truly in film heaven. The film will suck you in and not let go for days and i love that. Overall, this film will find a smaller audience but that audience will truly appreciate this movie.
I absolutely loved this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The director did an amazing job with making this film seem modern and in the same time classical film noir. I thought the film was very thrilling and exciting, I was very impressed. I remember the time right after the Soviet Union was dismantled and it was such a chaos where no morals existed and the director captured it beautifully. I have always been a big fan of Russian film because they are so gripping and full of fatalism, i understand that Russian films are not for wide audiences but a selected few will absolutely love this film. Overall, if you want to experience something different i highly recommend this film.