Aurora, (Romania/France/Germany/Switzerland 2010, SFIFF 2011), Cristi Puiu's remarkable story about a deeply conflicted man, whose motives remain a mystery, opens Friday, September 16-21 at the San Francisco Film Society's new theatrical home, San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema (1746 Post Street).
Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu destroys all notions of crime as entertainment in this painstakingly realistic anatomy of a crisis, delivering a chilling character study of an ordinary person driven to extremes. Playing protagonist Viorel himself, Puiu presents an intelligent, literate and penetrating reinvention of the traditional crime drama. Meanwhile, as in his acclaimed The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), black comedy creeps into unlikely places.
September 16-21 Showtimes: 12:45, 4:20, 8:00 (9/21 12:45 only)
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?catid=8,898&pageid=2340
Added by cinesoul on August 25, 2011