Posted Tue Jul 14, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The Russian noir thriller is headed for Blu-ray next month.
In an early announcement to retailers, Zeitgeist Films is working on 'Elena' for Blu-ray on August 18.
Winner of Cannes' Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment—he's a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she's his dowdy former nurse who has clearly "married up." Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife's freeloading son and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan…. Masterfully crafted by award-winning Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (Golden Globe nominee The Return) and featuring evocative, Hitchcockian music by Philip Glass, Elena is a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements include: Making-of featurette (39 min), Video interview with director Andrey Zvyagintsev (30 min), Poster screenprinting video, U.S. theatrical trailer, and 20-page illustrated booklet.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Elena' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 18.
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