Elena

  • Genre: Short - Comedy, Drama

  • Release Year: 2016

  • Duration: 16 minutes

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Synopsis:

Elena is a seventy-year-old woman who is suffering from dementia. Because of her illness, she thinks she is seventeen and she is in love. Every day David, her son comes to her house dressed as a handyman just so he can spend some time with his mother, hoping that just for a moment she would remember him. However, all she does is talk about her love, and prepares for a date.

Most recently shown at the 38th Manaki Brothers’ International Cinematography Festival in Bitola, 2017.

Director Information:

Dina Duma

Biography:

Dina Duma was born in Skopje, Macedonia, in 1991. She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje in the department of Film and Television Directing in 2014. Her graduation film THE LAST ACT (2014) screened in international festivals and won several awards, including a Grand Prix at the Montenegro Film Festival. Her most recent short film Elena (2016) premiered at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. Her next short film The She Story will go into production in early 2017. Dina participated in Berlinale Talents in 2016. With a scriptwriting grant from the Macedonian Film Agency, she is currently developing her debut feature SISTER, which won the Coco Post Pitch Award at the Connecting Cottbus 2016.

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