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(Brasile, USA/2012/80′) di Petra Costa

Elena dreamed about being an actress. Elena escaped from an oppressive and dead end Brasil. Elena is missing. His sister Petra was just seven, thirteen years younger than her, but she never forgot the memory of Elena. Nowadays Petra, young film maker, follows her sister traces in a chaotic New York reflecting her painful relation with the mother too. Mythological references, seconds of home movies full of suggestions are held in the movie, plus some moving considerations about life and death, the death, the love but even about memory and abandon. Intense poetic reflections are directed by Petra Costa, revealing her talent to the international cinematography, blending the line between fiction and documentary.

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