Aurora Borealis
(Aurora Borealis – Északi fény)

2017, feature, HD, 104 minutes

drama romance war

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2017. 10. 19.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2017. 10. 6.

Aurora Borealis is a family story with two twisting timelines. Mária, the elderly mother of Olga – a successful lawyer living in Vienna, falls unexpectedly ill and is now in a coma. As Mária hovers between life and death, Olga incidentally unearths a secret that has been deliberately hidden. Her investigation takes her all the way back to a war-torn Europe of the 1950s. The film discusses the dramatic situations that grow out of identity crises, the open wounds caused by war in a shattered Europe, and the liberating power of lies unveiled.

Creators

Márta Mészáros Director
Márta Mészáros, Éva Pataki, Zoltán Jancsó Screenplay
Piotr Sobociński Director of photography
Annamária Szántó Komlóssy Editor
István Major, Gül Togay Producer
Gül Togay Co-producer
Filmteam Production company
Mari Törőcsik, Franciska Törőcsik, Ildikó Tóth, Antonio de la Torre, Jákob Ladányi, György Cserhalmi, Ernő Fekete, Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Eva Prosek, József Wunderlich, Zoltán Bereczki, Lili Monori, Leslaw Zurek, Ewa Telega, Hary Prinz Cast

Awards

Chicago International Film Festival - 2017 Audience Award
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Marta Meszaros
Lagów International Film Festival - 2018 Juliusz Burski Prize

Festivals

Luxembourg CinÉast - 2017
Haifa International Film Festival - 2017
Warsaw International Film Festival - 2017
Calcutta International Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2018
Belgrade International Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Créteil Women Films Festival - 2018
Minneapolis St. Paul  International Film Festival - 2018
Vienna Let s CEE Film Festival - 2018
Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Seoul International Women's Film Festival - 2018
Palic International Film Festival - 2018
Ghent Flanders International Film Festival - 2018
British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) -
Copenhagen East by Southeast Film Festival - 2018
Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2018
Ottawa Cellar Door Film Festival - 2018
Brüsszel - Elles Tournent Film Festival - 2019

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