Miia Tervo


Finland 2019
In Finnish and English with Finnish subtitles
107 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Miia Tervo
Screenplay: Miia Tervo
Cast: Mimosa Willamo, Amir Escandari, Ria Kataja, Chike Ohanwe, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Oona Airola, Pamela Tola, Miitta Sorvali
Production: Max Malka / Dionysos Films
Print Source: Nordisk Film

Unfortunately the screening of AURORA has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Despite her name, Finnish twentysomething Aurora (Mimosa Williamo) is not so much a force of nature as a natural disaster. With her mother dead and her father an alcoholic, she spends her days working in a nail salon — a bottle of beer never far from her side — and her nights partying her way to oblivion. By turns spiky, funny and desperately sad, Aurora is the tempestuous core around which this intriguing feature debut from Mila Tervo rotates; powerful and singular enough to overcome the romantic comedy trappings of the narrative.

Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily