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Jelena's Song

Overview

Genre
Biography, Human Interest, Social Issues, Arts, and Personal Doc
Synopsis

A descent into the labyrinths of memory: Jelena and her recollections, happy or not, of childhood. Memories of when she lived in Croatia, and of when she lived in Canada. Her mother at the beach. Her father horsing around in the grocery store. The man who lived in the basement and abused her when she was a child. An audio-visual poem, Jelena’s Song overlays the young woman’s narration on her photos, sharp and blurry, faded and vivid, resulting in a fragmentary reconstruction of her memories. With candour and sensitivity, Jelena reclaims her own identity through her past, disarming us with her courage and will.

Stage
finished
Running time
28 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
National Film Board of Canada
Country
Canada
Years of Production
2010

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
RIDM, RVCQ, Air Canada
Awards
Prix Pierre and Yolenda Perrault award for first or second film
Language
English, French

Photos

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