Elena Virata

“Langit”/Heaven: A short film written, directed, and edited by Elena Virata in 2021.

“After the passing of my father in 2021, I was constantly writing. I was in so much pain I just needed to express myself in the best way I knew how – writing and filmmaking. I wasn’t ready to talk about my father’s death so I chose to create a film still about loss, but geared more between lovers. I thought of a cross between Lady Bird and Black Swan, again expressing the emotion through a climax of dance.”