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CANCELED—Aurora

This screening has been canceled due to the UC Berkeley campus power shutdown. If you have purchased tickets online for a Mill Valley Film Festival screening via the MVFF website, please call 415.383.5256 or contact info@cafilm.org for information on refunds. Note: If you purchased in person at BAMPFA, please email bampfa@berkeley.edu or call 510.642.1412 during regular business hours.

In Person

  • Miia Tervo will be unable to attend this screening in person as originally announced.

featuring

Mimosa Willamo, Amir Escandari, Oona Airola, Hannu-Pekka Björkman,

Hard-partying, commitment-phobic nail technician Aurora is true to her name: at once luminous and dark, beautiful and bound to burn out quickly. She pinballs through life in icy Lapland without a plan more concrete than moving to Norway to administer colonics, bouncing from karaoke bar to dance party to friends’ couches and back again, and getting ejected from a strip club for trying to incite a feminist riot. Then, in an unorthodox romcom twist, she meets not-so-cute with Iranian asylum seeker Darian and discovers her purpose: to find him a wife so he can stay in Finland with his young daughter. Meanwhile, soulful Darian starts to assimilate to his new surroundings, including a few hilarious attempts at mastering the Finnish culture of sauna bathing. But will he settle for a fake spouse and stop running for his life, and will Aurora keep running away from herself? Winner of Best International Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Lucy Laird
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Miia Tervo
Cinematographer
  • Arsen Sarkisiants
Language
  • Finnish
  • English
  • Farsi
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 105 mins