Nathan Silver • 2012 • USA
19-year-old Elena is plunged into the personal dramas of the Akermans, an ostensibly normal middle-class family, when she becomes the matriarch's caretaker.
Elena soon finds herself at the epicenter of quotidian crises and dramas that afflict each member of the family, from the grandmother to the cat. Yet soon she establishes an equilibrium— roughly the same moment Nathan, the family's only child, makes his pilgrimage back home.
Starring both the director and his mother in leading roles, Exit Elena navigates the complex layers of familial relationships and female loneliness with both humor and heart. Nathan Silver's second film premiered at Edinburgh, Vienna, BAFICI and Cucalorus.