Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

AURORA

AURORA

LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

SYNOPSIS

An 87 years old woman lives by herself in her apartment, where she constantly gets lost. Her days revolving around her grandson’s pone call. “Aurora” is an intimate portrait that luminously reflects on loneliness and the memories of a woman full of life.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Production Company: Pagana Films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST
Aurora Arce Morfin

MAIN CREDITS
Director: Laura García
Screenwriter: Laura García
Producer: Laura García, Angel Alvarez and Rocío Ortiz Aguilar
Director of Photography: Alfonso Chin
Editing: Rocio Ortíz Aguilar
Sound Editing: Daniela López, Jose Miguel Enríquez and Francisco Hernández
Music Composer: Montserratt Márquez and Sergio Hernández

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Genre: Documentary
Sub-genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Mexico
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 13:44
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 1:85
Sound format: 5.1

AWARDS
-Honorary Mention at Black Canvas
-Audience Award at PiffLosAngeles
-Feisal Award at La Havana (Given to a Latin director under 35 years old).
-Nominated to a Mexican Academy of Science and Cinematic Arts AMACC for Best Documentary Short Film

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
Black Canvas
PiffLosAngeles
Lobo Fest
Uk Film Festival
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latino Americano (La Habana)
Cine Lebu
NY Independent Film Festival
Hidalgo Film Festival
Plons! International Short Documentary Film Festival Leeuwarden
Shorts Mexico
Oaxaca Film Festival
Festival Zanate

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Laura García began her film career in the production "Satan" by Carlos Tapia, selected at La Semaine de la Critique 2019 as part of the invitation to the Morelia International Film Festival. In 2018 she worked on the production of Juan Manuel Sepulveda's "La Sombra del Desierto" documentary, winner of the "Pitching du Réel" at Visions du Réel. That same year she also released the short film "Aurora", her directorial debut, that premiered at the Habana Film Festival and nominated for a Mexican Academy Award in Best Documentary Short film.