Directed by: Bekzat Pirmatov
Runtime: 98 minutes
Language: Kyrgyz, Russian with English subtitles
Rating: PG 13 (Some Coarse Language)
A famous TV personality is pushed to his limits by an ardent fan, a single middle-aged woman lands herself a disastrous one-night stand and a group of odd youths claim to have time-travelled from the 1980s. These are some of the strange darkly comical scenarios that take place within the Aurora, an ostentatious, Soviet-era spa resort, nestled among idyllic hills and lakes. Taking place over the course of a single day, but presented in a non-linear narrative structure, the film weaves farcical elements with social commentary, providing a beguiling insight into present-day Kyrgyzstan.
Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2019
Aurora will be available for rent via Vimeo On Demand at USD$3.50 from 19 June to 16 July 2020. Please click on the “Book Now” button which will redirect you to Vimeo. Upon purchase, the film will be available to you for 48 hours.
Due to the closure of cinemas following the COVID-19 pandemic, Whose House Is This? : New Cinema of Central Asia is the first programme from the Asian Film Archive that will be presented entirely online, as part of the newly-launched series “Rewired”.