Elena

ELENA

The story begins in “The Hall of the Emperors” of the Capitoline Museum, Rome. Elena is a film about the senses and about how women sometimes have more (or less) than five. It centers on two characters; the statue of Saint Elena, a fourth century visionary and a contemporary woman who discovers her in the museum. Their inner, sensory lives become unconsciously entwined and though this phenomenon a true story is told. The narrator tells of the women’s travels through Europe, from Rome to Marseilles and Monaco, from Scotland to the White Mountains of Crete. The film is made from a collage of material; super 8, video 8, still photographs, postcards, letters and diaries.

England
16'33"'
19941994

Director
Helen Underwood

Script
Helen Underwood

Cinematography
Helen Underwood

Editing
Helen Underwood

Production
Helen Miller Film 56 Warrington Crescent

Music
Heather Smith

Festivals
1st Festival on Wheels
BRIEFLY