Aurora

  • 92'
  • Costa Rica
  • 2021

Thoughtfully, lovingly, Aurora tells the story of an unwanted pregnancy. Alongside her work as an architect, 40-year-old Luisa gives inspirational creative workshops to children. One day, she comes across 17-year-old Julia by the school toilets; it turns out she has unintentionally become pregnant. Luisa decides to help her – in the process manoeuvring herself into a difficult position somewhere between friend, teacher and mother figure. Or does she secretly enjoy playing this role?

In this film, director Paz Fábrega, who won a Tiger Award at IFFR in 2010 for her debut Agua fría de mar, focuses on the faces of the two protagonists, managing to capture their emotions – or in Julia’s case the unfathomability of these – in a single look. The scenes at the school, where children enthusiastically draw and make things under Luisa’s inspiring guidance, contrast with Luisa’s silent apartment, where she works alone on a choreography that she just can’t seem to finish.

Director
Paz Fábrega
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Costa Rica, Mexico
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
92'
Medium
DCP
Language
Spanish
Producers
Patricia Velazquez, Marianella Illas
Production Company
Temporal Films
Sales
RAMONDAParis
Screenplay
Paz Fábrega
Cinematography
María Secco
Editor
Soledad Salfate
Production Design
Catalina Tenorio
Sound Design
Federico Moreira
Music
Alex Catona
Cast
Rebeca Woodbridge, Raquel Villalobos, Liliana Biamonte, Daniela Arroio, Marcela Jarquín, Kattia González