The Aura

a FABIAN BIELINSKY picture

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Title

The Aura

Director

Fabian Bielinsky

Producer

Pablo Bossi, Samuel Hadida, Gerardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky

Nationality

Argentina, Spain, France

Year

2005

Duration

134'

Language

Spanish

Format

Dolby Digital

Ratio

2.35

Original Title

El aura

Synopsis

Synopsis


Espinoza is an introverted taxidermist who secretly dreams of executing the perfect robbery. On his first ever hunting trip, in the calm of the Patagonian forest, his dreams are unexpectedly made reality with one squeeze of the trigger. Espinoza accidentally kills a man who turns out to be a real criminal and becomes heir to his scheme: the heist of an armored van carrying casino profits. Caught up in a world of complex new rules and frightening violence, Espinoza’s inexperience puts him in real danger. However, he has another, more dangerous liability: he is an epileptic. Before each seizure he is visited by the “aura”: a paradoxical moment of confusion and enlightenment where the past and future seem to blend. These attacks appear without notice when he least expects them, just when he needs all his wits about him… By the director of Nine Queens.

Synopsis

Trailer

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Press

"It's a gripping crime story but what makes this movie really unusual
and interesting is that it's also a psychological character study
with a dark, brooding, intense sense of place and of human fatality."

"It takes some very interesting and unpredictable twists and turns."

NY TIMES

“Beautifully observed.”

“Spectacular use of the medium.”

INDIEWIRE

"Serves as further evidence that Argentina's film industry is at the forefront of a resurgent Latin American cinema."

LA Weekly

"A highly enjoyable and entertaining thriller with enough twist and turns to keep audiences guessing until the very end."

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"One of the most clever, most enjoyable thriller in years."

Chicago Tribune

“Exquisitely controlled and hypnotic.”

NEWSDAY

Festivals
& Awards

Academy Awards - Best Foreign Language Film
Official Argentine Selection

Sundance Film Festival

San Sebastian International Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards
Won Silver Condor

Cartagena Film Festival
Golden India Catalina for Best Director

Havana Film Festival
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Helsinki International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival

Warsaw Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Ricardo Darín
Dolores Fonzi
Pablo Cedrón
Jorge D’elia
Alejandro Awada
Manuel Rodal
Director and Writer Fabian Bielinsky
Producers Pablo Bossi, Samuel Hadida,
Gerardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky
Director Of Photography Checo Varese
Art Director Mercedes Alfonsin
Sound Carlos Abbate, José Luis Díaz
Original Music Lucio Godoy
Editors Alejandro Carrillo Penovi, Fernando Pardo

Releases

Spain - Alta Classics

21.10.2005

Norway - Arthaus

23.02.2007

Argentina - Buena Vista

15.09.2005

USA - IFC First Take

17.11.2006

France - Metropolitan Filmexport

29.03.2006

Australia - Rialto Entertainment

16.06.2006

Netherlands - Filmfreak

26.08.2008