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One night at a hot-dog stand in Finnish Lapland, a commitment-phobic party animal, Aurora, meets Iranian Darian. Darian suddenly asks her to marry him. Darian needs to marry a Finnish woman to get an asylum for himself and his daughter. Aurora turns him down, as she is busy working as a nail technician and plans to move to Norway, away from her shit life. However, after meeting his sweet daughter, Aurora agrees to help him. As Aurora introduces numerous women to Darian, the two of them grow close. When the perfect wife candidate comes along, Darian and Aurora are faced with a difficult choice: pretend to be happy or to finally stop running.


Critic Reviews for Aurora

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

  • It poignantly addresses some big themes - including the plight of asylum seekers and female alcoholism - while capturing the feelings of restlessness derived from being stuck in a remote place with a lack of opportunity.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

    Alissa Simon

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  • Standard rom-com template is enriched with a keen social conscience, striking performances and an affectionate sense of place in Miia Tervo's raucously enjoyable film.

    Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: 4 | Full Review…
  • A though-provoking and charming film on the pains and pleasures of finding one's way in the world.

    Jun 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • All in all, Aurora is a feel-good, starkly-contrasted romance about two people at their ends of life, looking for a new beginning.

    Mar 14, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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