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Films & Schedules - AURORA


Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 6 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Wed, Feb 22, 2012
at 6:30 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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Following his spellbinding Romanian hospital odyssey The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora is Puiu’s second film in his planned series “Six Stories from the Outskirts of Bucharest.” Here, the tightly wound coldness of middle-aged metallurgical engineer Viorel—played by Puiu himself with inscrutable intensity—slowly metastasizes into a discreet, inaccessible unraveling. Elliptically observing the day-to-day life of a seemingly normal guy who will eventually commit violent acts, Puiu invites the audience to puzzle over his motives. We watch him from a distance as simmering anger and disconnection take hold. “For all the viewer’s constant immersion in the specifics of Viorel’s activity, there’s the sense of constantly rubbing up against the unknowable, as both the character and the meaning of his activity and relationships remain inscrutable.”—Variety (181 mins.)

Filmography: Stuff and Dough (01), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (05).


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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