• Drama, Comedy / 105 min / Finland / 2019
Synopsis

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.

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Aurora at festivals

2020:
Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, Austria
Finnish Film Festival, Brazil
Festival of Tolerance, Croatia
Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, US (online)
Internationaal Filmfestival Assen Women&Film, Germany
Festival de Cine Europeo, Puerto Rico
Ciné-Bourse, France
Nordic House, Faroe Islands
Finnagora Finnish Film Days, Hungary
Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, Germany

2019:
Una Finestra sul Nord, Italy
Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, Germany
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Finland
Rencontres des Cinemas d'Europe, France
Arras Film Festival, France
Scanorama Film Forum, Lithuania
Noordjelijk Film Festival, Netherlands
Cottbus Film Festival, Germany
Festival de Cine Europeo de Lima, Peru
Geneva International Film Festival, Austria
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Finnish Film Days - Madrid, Spain
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival, UK
Mill Valley Film Festival, US
Titanic International Film Festival, Hungary
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Riga International Film Festival, Latvia
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland
International Minority Film Festival, Faroe Islands
Raindance Film Festival, UK
Baltic Debuts Film Festival, Russia
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
Valletta Film Festival, Malta
Carbourg Film Festival, France
Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finland
Oslo PIX, Norway
Molodist Film Festival, Ukraine
Seattle International Film Festival, US
Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival, Belarus
SXSW, US
Gothenburg International Film Festival (Opening Film), Sweden

Awards:
Best Feature Debut - Nordic Film Days Lübeck
Best Debut Award - Baltic Debuts Film Festival
Best Foreign Film + Best Actress (Mimosa Willamo) - Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
Best International Film - Edinburgh International Film Festival
Young Audience Award - Carbourg Film Festival
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