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Aurora Unclassified 15+

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An unplanned pregnancy unites two very different Costa Rican women in unique ways.

Fortysomething architect Luisa teaches art to children in her spare time. When she discovers a student’s older sister in the bathroom, having unsuccessfully tried to induce an abortion, her maternal instinct takes over. Initially stepping into a surrogate-parent role for 17-year-old Yuliana, who insists she cannot tell her own mother about the pregnancy, Luisa soon finds that the compassionate support she offers evolves into something more ambiguous – part best friend, part mentor – that both women welcome, even if they don’t quite know how to navigate it.

Evoking the work of Kelly Reichardt, Paz Fábrega imbues this poignant drama with a gentle, low-key vitality. As Luisa and Yuliana, non-professional actors Rebecca Woodbridge and Raquel Villalobos deliver sagacious, intricate performances, while cinematographer María Secco fills every frame with a delicate, irresistible light. Thoughtful, tender and compelling, Aurora is a masterclass in no-frills filmmaking and a deft depiction of women finding mutual solace amid an unsympathetic society.

“A delicate, minutely observed study of two unconventional female characters … As a portrait of the complexities of motherhood, it is unusually satisfying.” – Screen Daily

In Cinema

Fri 13 Aug 4:00 pm [11040]
Aurora (90 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Sat 21 Aug 6:30 pm [16161]
Aurora (90 mins)
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event

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Online

40304
Fri 06 Aug 9:00 am [40304]
Aurora (90 mins)
Online 100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Key Cast
Raquel Villalobos, Rebeca Woodbridge
Director
Paz Fábrega
Producers
Marianella Illas, Patricia Velazquez, Paz Fábrega
Screenwriter
Paz Fábrega
Cinematographer
María Secco
Composer
Alex Catona
Editor
Soledad Salfate
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Pascale Ramonda

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