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A film by Cristi Puiu

2010 / Romania / 181 min / NR
1.85:1 / Romanian DD 5.1 and 2.0 / English subtitles


    A mesmerizing new masterwork from Cristi Puiu, director of the critically-acclaimed The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora is a murder mystery turned on its head—where the mystery's not the culprit, but the motive. Inside a non-descript apartment, a man and a woman discuss the inconsistencies in "Little Red Riding Hood," their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping in the next room. Behind a line of abandoned trailers, on the outskirts of Bucharest, the same man waits for something or someone to arrive. At a nearby factory, he collects two hand-made firing pins secretly prepared by a coworker. The man's name is Viorel. He is 42 years old, divorced, a father of two, and today he will carry out a plan that will bring order to his world.

    Special Features

    · Cigarettes and Coffee (2004, 15 minutes)—a short film by Cristi Puiu, winner of the Golden Bear for Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · Booklet featuring director's notes

    Film Reviews

    "A slow-burning tour de force."
    Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

    "Extraordinary... a terrifying, clinically detailed study of a paranoid multiple murderer."
    Amy Taubin, Artforum

    "It's refreshing to be in the hands of a director who knows what violence is."
    Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    "Remarkable. A murder-mystery in which the killer's identity is known but his motives are not."
    J. Hoberman, Village Voice