By Srimathi Sridhar | Indiewire July 30, 2012 at 3:00PM
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An Education meets Amélie.
When Aurélia is subjected to the inappropriate behavior of Mark, her mother's alcoholic boyfriend, she begins to take a closer and more critical look into the nature of the relationships around her. The early days of adolescence—using tampons for the first time and exploring her sexuality—are cut short as she is forced into the “grown up” world. Equipped only with the experience and wisdom of a 14-year-old, Aurélia tries to negotiate the complexities of close relationships and social boundaries while balancing a need for both independence from, and the support of, her family.
Director: Jade Edwards
DP: Freddy Meyer
Producers: Nathan Waters, R. Jameson Smith, Madalena Hudson, Matthew Snetzko and Garrett P. Fennelly
Production Designer: Sophie Tabet
About the Production:
Aurélia is about transience; the anxiety, excitement, and realizations that destabilize you ultimately leads to a greater maturity and an understanding of others—and of yourself. I wish to give people a sense of hope with Aurélia: that despite what you endure, if you are able to trust yourself and aspire to love and not dwell on hate, you will stay afloat.
While developing Aurélia, it became clear to me that the distinctly personal can be made universal: my trust in telling this story, of drawing from the experiences of my own adolescence, lets me relate to the experiences of others.
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