VIFF 2013 review: Exit Elena
This brief, bare-bones tale of a lost teenager who goes to work as a caregiver with a kvetchy New York family is by far the better, and the more recent (so that’s a good sign), of two films brought here by no-budget indie director Nate Silver. Newcomer Kia Davis makes a poignant impression among non-actors consisting largely of the director’s family and friends. Gently recommended.
Cinematheque, October 1 (6:15 p.m.); SFU, October 2 (1 p.m.); Cinematheque, October 10 (8:45 p.m.)