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Elena 2013

  • Petra Costa
  • April 11, 2013
  • 78 mins
  • Portuguese
  • Documentary
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, a diary and letters. At any moment Petra hopes to find Elena walking in the streets in a silk blouse. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we no longer know one from the other. When Petra finally finds Elena in an unexpected place, she has to learn to let her go.


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Another bullshit. We never had a dictatorship in Brazil and people never had to hide, so that's why this is a lie with a BIG L. Ridiculous. Another leftist propaganda. I've been there. It's not what was said. Also, in countries with a dictator you are not even allowed to go to another country. Her father was a communist called Manoel Costa and he was chased because he was involved with the communist party that's why the "poor little thing" had to "hide" or, let me say, escape. In Brazil, during the military period, there was a revolution silently going on. They wanted to make brazil a communist country exactly like Cuba. So be careful with this documentary. This is a huge lie. If you don't know what communism is about and what those "innocent" do, watch "the soviet story" or read a lot of books on the subject. For those who don't know, this filmmaker is an atheist, feminist, socialist and pro-abortion and try to spread her ideas through those dramatic documentaries.

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"Há um ser dentro de mim que me odeia."

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