Winner of the "East of West Award" at the 2010 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
A mesmerizing new masterwork from the director of the critically-acclaimed THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, AURORA is a murder mystery turned on its head, where the mystery's not the culprit but the motive. Inside a non-descript apartment kitchen, a man and a woman discuss the inconsistencies in "Red Riding Hood," their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping in the next room. Behind a line of abandoned trailers, on the outskirts of Bucharest, the same man waits for something or someone to arrive. At a metallurgical factory, he collects two hand-made firing pins secretly prepared by a coworker. The man's name is Viorel. He is forty-two years old, divorced, a father of two young girls. Today he will carry out a plan that will bring order to his world.