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Aurora

  • Indiewire  News

    Cristi Puiu's "Aurora" Picked Up by Cinema Guild

    Cristi Puiu's follow up to "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu," "Aurora," has been acquired by The Cinema Guild for U.S. distribution. "Aurora" premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and played at this year's New York Film Festival. The Guild plans to release it into theaters in 2011.

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    "Mosquito Net" Tops Karlovy Vary Fest

    Agustí Vila's "The Mosquito Net" topped the juried prizes of the 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which concluded this weekend in the Czech mountain town. Starring Geraldine Chaplin as a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the Spanish film won the fest's Grand Prix, the Crystal G...

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    REVIEW | A Black Comedy with Patience: Cristi Puiu's "Aurora"

    A slow burn thriller taken to the extreme, Cristi Puiu's "Aurora" continues the Romanian writer-director's obsession with time as his main narrative device. Whereas Puiu previously applied a patient, naturalistic approach to the final day of a dying man in 2005's "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu," his new three-hour opus studies a dead man walking: Stepping in front of the camera, Puiu plays a weary, isolated divorcee named Viorel, whose frustrations with his ex-wife and her family eventually lead him to commit a series of murders. Beyond his crimes, not much happens, and that's the point. Puiu constructs Viorel's gradual downfall as a purposefull...

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