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 for information on refunds. Note: If you purchased in person at BAMPFA, please email 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.


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
  • Miia Tervo
  • Arsen Sarkisiants
  • Finnish
  • English
  • Farsi
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 105 mins