Showing independent and foreign films weekly on the Purdue campus. All screenings are subject to availability; we will make every effort to show the listed films as shown. We will update this list if/when changes need to be made.

The Fall 2016 Season runs September 2-December 16, 2016. All screenings but one for this season begin at 7:00 p.m. in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, 640 Oval Drive. Parking is available in the University Street parking garage, on the Purdue University campus. (Screening on September 9 will be in Forney Hall, G124, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, parking in Northwestern Avenue garage.)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 27, 2013 - "Elena" (2011)

Elena, 2011
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Origin: Russia
Language: Russian
Running time: 109 min

Middle-aged Elena is a meek wife to her emotionally distant second husband, Vladimir. When he decides to leave his riches to his estranged daughter, Elena chooses to take drastic action to provide for her own adult son. (from

U.S. box office: $228,239

Watch the trailer on IMDB.


Review of last week's film ("Eternity and a Day", 3.5 stars)
Steven says: Complex and dreamlike, we never fully know what is real and what is part of the narrator's dreams. But we do know this film touches on several themes: the power of memories and of words, the importance of human connection, the perspective of "an outsider". Each scene could stand on its own as a short film, there's so much going on in single takes.The images created by the director alternate between haunting and celebratory. It's a rich experience.

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