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  • Aurora

  • Original Title:
  • Aurora
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2019

  • One night at a hot-dog stand in Finnish Lapland, a commitment-phobic party animal, Aurora, meets Iranian Darian. Darian suddenly asks her to marry him. Darian needs to marry a Finnish woman to get an asylum for himself and his daughter. Aurora turns him down, as she is busy working as a nail technician and plans to move to Norway, away from her shit life. However, after meeting his sweet daughter, Aurora agrees to help him. As Aurora introduces numerous women to Darian, the two of them grow close. When the perfect wife candidate comes along, Darian and Aurora are faced with a difficult choice: pretend to be happy or to finally stop running.  

    Director’s Statement: I wanted to make a quality film with silly and warm humor, and by reaching towards sensitive cinematic poetry with some honest dark shades and romantic comedy. To draw a picture with a loose hand of the fragile moments of falling in love in a hopeless situation. To show the inner reality of a young woman in the arctic ghetto coping with inherited barriers against love and life. To show northern magic instead of superimposed exoticism. To salute the biggest force of nature: love. 

  • Director:
  • Miia Tervo
  • Genre:
  • Romantic Drama/Comedy
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • In Post-Production
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Dionysos Films
    Max Malka
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Born in 1980, Miia Tervo is an award-winning writer and director from Lapland. Her short films have been screened and awarded around the world. The Little Snow Animal (2010) was EFA-nominated and Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness (2015) was competing for Prix Europe. Her debut feature will premiere in 2019.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Aurora Image
  • Aurora

  • Aurora
  • Year:
  • 2019

  • Director:
  • Miia Tervo
  • Genre:
  • Romantic Drama/Comedy
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • In Post-Production
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Dionysos Films
    Max Malka
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • One night at a hot-dog stand in Finnish Lapland, a commitment-phobic party animal, Aurora, meets Iranian Darian. Darian suddenly asks her to marry him. Darian needs to marry a Finnish woman to get an asylum for himself and his daughter. Aurora turns him down, as she is busy working as a nail technician and plans to move to Norway, away from her shit life. However, after meeting his sweet daughter, Aurora agrees to help him. As Aurora introduces numerous women to Darian, the two of them grow close. When the perfect wife candidate comes along, Darian and Aurora are faced with a difficult choice: pretend to be happy or to finally stop running.  

    Director’s Statement: I wanted to make a quality film with silly and warm humor, and by reaching towards sensitive cinematic poetry with some honest dark shades and romantic comedy. To draw a picture with a loose hand of the fragile moments of falling in love in a hopeless situation. To show the inner reality of a young woman in the arctic ghetto coping with inherited barriers against love and life. To show northern magic instead of superimposed exoticism. To salute the biggest force of nature: love. 

  • About the Director:
    Born in 1980, Miia Tervo is an award-winning writer and director from Lapland. Her short films have been screened and awarded around the world. The Little Snow Animal (2010) was EFA-nominated and Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness (2015) was competing for Prix Europe. Her debut feature will premiere in 2019.