Film Screening: Elena


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Masterfully crafted by award-winning Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev and featuring evocative, Hitchcockian music by Philip Glass, Elena is a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.

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A limited number of free tickets are available at the Nanovic Institute for Nanovic fellows and minors in the European studies program.

This film is part of the Nanovic Institute Fall 2013 Film Series: Young and Broke in Europe.

Observers are speaking of a new ‘lost generation’ in Europe as youth unemployment in Europe soars from 24% in the eurozone to above 60% in certain countries like Greece. Statistics only tell us part of this story. What light does European cinema shed on the human dimensions of this profound intergenerational crisis?

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