Aurora (2010)
First screened in January 2019
Director: Cristi Puiu. Cast: Cristi Puiu, Clara Vodă, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Valentin Popescu, Ileana Puiu, Luminiţa Gheorghiu, Gheorghe Ifrim, Alina Grigore, Simona Popescu, Letitia Rosculet, Ion Stoica, Emilian Floares. Screenplay: Cristi Puiu.

Twitter Capsule: Perhaps less illuminating than it intends about murder or male anxiety, but transfixingly confident with framing and edits.

VOR:   Tracking murderous male paranoia is not in itself a boon to originality but Puiu stakes a lot on unusual montage and slantwise, slow-build narrative.

Photo © 2010 Mandragora, © 2011 The Cinema Guild

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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