My opinion, I am a little turned off by how Elena is very shy and quiet. Her primary concern is to her husband and children. I feel that she should have stood up for herself more. I understand that Vladimir is sick and he needs care. In the beginning, I was a little turned me off, but as the movie went on, she grew on me. I found myself understanding her more. The only thing that she wanted was to make a better life for her family. I grew to love the character.
Although, I like the movie. I found that the film was very slow toward the end of the movie. The movie was a sad. I cried in some parts, but also laughed.
I feel that this movie could be a film from all ages, but I feel it is a little slow and sad for children. I do not think they will get the message that the movie portrays. The only way to have kids watch the film is to sit down with them and try to make it fun in a way. I expect the children would have lots of questions about the movie or complain about how slow it is. I would recommend this film to my friends.
The movie was about a love story between two older couples; Elena and Vladimir. Elena and Vladimir who are two older couples that were from two different backgrounds. The couple was very different. Elena was quiet and modest, while Vladimir came from a wealthy background and was a cold man. Both never got along. Both marriage before and each had one child. Elena had a son, named Sergey, who did not have a job and always asked for money. Vladimir had a daughter, named Katerina, who had a distant relationship with her father at the beginning of the movie. The mother wanted to help her son and to get her grandchildren a real chance in life. It seemed that everyone had was struggling.
The actors who are starring in "Elena" are;
Nadezhda Markina as Elena – The wife.
Andrey Smirnov as Vladimir – The husband.
Elena Lyadova as Katerina – Vladimir's Daughter from his previous marriage.
Aleksey Rozin as Sergey – Elena's Son from her first marriage.
I thought that the film was going to end with the son in prison, and the father died, but it didn't. I thought that the movie ended soon or maybe it was part of the plot to keep the audience guessing.
The film had a good source of light, that added to the intensity of the movie. The light was dim throughout the film. Some parts of the movie were too dark.
I would rate the movie an 8 and The movie did not have any popular artists, but the songs were catchy.