• Original title:
    Aurora Borealis
  • Genre:
    drama, 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 plentiful of twists taking place on two separate timelines. It analyzes the relationship between a mother and a daughter in great depths. Mária (Mari Törőcsik), the elderly mother of Olga (Ildikó Tóth), the successful attorney living in Vienna, unexpectedly falls into a coma. While Mária is hovering between life and death, Olga comes across a deliberately withheld secret. The increasingly passionate investigation takes her back to the war-torn Europe of the 50s; where, at the end of her journey she discovers herself: a woman she never knew before. The film discusses the dramatic situations originating from identity crises with feminine sensitivity in unusual situations, the never-healing wounds caused by the wars of the shattered Europe, passing, and the liberating powers coming from unveiling lies and suppressions.

Directed by internationally acclaimed director Márta Mészáros. 

Her festival nominations and awards: IMDB