A wicked and tender rom-com in which commitment-phobic party girl Aurora and Iranian refugee Darian agree to help each other in unconventional but vital ways.
Worlds collide amidst unlikely circumstances when the commitment-phobic party girl Aurora (Jussi award-winner Mimosa Willamo) meets Iranian man Darian one cold night at an hot-dog stand in Lapland. As they become acquainted, each divulges their life problems: Darian is a refugee seeking asylum for him and his daughter, while the outspoken Aurora’s financial struggles seem insurmountable as she faces eviction from her apartment in the Arctic ghetto. The two of them agree to help each other in unconventional but vital ways that will shape their respective futures. But what is initially intended as a business transaction gives rise to something more in this wicked romantic comedy that is equally tender.
A fresh and daring new voice, director Miia Tervo has emerged as one of Finland’s most promising young talents. Aurora, which opened theGöteborg Film Festival earlier this year, is a testament to this as it boldly defies the conservative portrayal of females in Finnish films by depicting young women’s substance abuse, while also addressing pertinent social and political issues.(Finnish, English and Persian with English subtitles)
“One of Finland’s most promising and daring young directors.” VARIETY
NOMINATED: Best Nordic Film, Göteborg Film Festival 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SXSW Film Festival 2019