• Original title:
    Aurora Borealis
  • Genre:
    drama, romance, war
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  • Director:
    Márta Mészáros
  • Cast:
    Mari Törőcsik, Franciska Törőcsik, Ildikó Tóth
  • Producer:
    István Major, Gül Togay


Aurora Borealis is a family story with two twisting timelines. Mária, the elderly mother of Olga – a successful lawyer living in Vienna, falls unexpectedly ill and is now in a coma. As Mária hovers between life and death, Olga incidentally unearths a secret that has been deliberately hidden. Her investigation takes her all the way back to a war-torn Europe of the 1950s. The film discusses the dramatic situations that grow out of identity crises, the open wounds caused by war in a shattered Europe, and the liberating power of lies unveiled.

Directed by internationally acclaimed Cannes Grand Prix and Berlinale Golden Bear winner director Márta MészárosHer complete festival nominations and awards: IMDB

Cast: Mari Törőcsik (Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival, 1976), Antonio de la Torre ("Volver", "Tarde para la ira") 



2018 Spain La Laguna International Historical Film Festival - Best Feature Film 

2017 Chicago International Film Festival - Audience Award

2017 Haifa International Film Festival

2017 CinÉast Luxembourg - opening film

2017 Warsaw International Film Festival - special screening