A hugely entertaining blend of humour, truthfulness and sensitivity, Blandine Lenoir’s warm-hearted romantic comedy AURORE centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major personal and professional life changes.

Director: Blandine Lenoir
Cast: Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert, Pascale Arbillot, Sarah Such, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Philippe Rebbot
Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: France

MSex, coarse language and brief nudity


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Aurore

★★★★
“A blast of fresh air. Blazing proof that stories about life, at any age, can be smart, funny, engaging and revealing. Agnes Jaoui, in the role of her life, gives a master class… Aurore is a complex and courageous character, but recognisably human. Lenoir does not make her a saint. More like indomitable, care-worn, optimistic, resilient and achingly real.”
Paul Byrnes, SMH/THE AGE

“A gem. Authentic, delicate and astonishing. The way Lenoir depicts intimate relationships in the film is achingly beautiful.”
Jason Di Rosso, ABC RADIO NATIONAL

★★★★
“Delightful. A chic (or should that be chick?) flick maybe, but Blandine Lenoir’s multi-generational rom-com will also appeal to men of all ages.”
William Yeoman, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

★★★★★
“A perceptive and buoyantly hilarious jewel. Beautifully involving.”
Hilary White, THE INDEPENDENT

★★★★
“An ode to women. Truthful and spiced with humour. Jaoui is magnetic, sensual and luminous.”
Pierre Vavasseur, LE PARISIEN

★★★★
“Hilarious and feel-good. A moving portrait of womanhood.”
Olivier Pélisson, BAND À PART

★★★★
“Lovely and funny. A highly enjoyable gem of a movie. Warmly recommended.”
Saskia Baron, THE ARTS DESK

★★★★
“An endearing and warm-hearted charmer. Handled with genuine wit and understanding. Agnés Jaoui shines.”
Allan Hunter, EXPRESS

A hugely entertaining blend of humour, truthfulness and sensitivity, Blandine Lenoir’s warm-hearted romantic comedy AURORE centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major personal and professional life changes.

Fifty-year-old Aurore Tabort (the truly marvellous Agnès Jaoui), separated from her husband and newly unemployed, discovers she is to become a grandmother. She feels as if her own life has come to a standstill, and is slowly being pushed away to the fringes of society. But after bumping into the great love of her youth, Totoche, (Thibault de Montalembert, Call My Agent!) something changes… Aurore wonders if it might still be possible to embark on something new.

On screen from start to finish, actress and co-writer Jaoui (The Taste of Others, Look at Me) is the heart and soul of this witty, feel-great film. She brings a touching, true-to-life poignancy to an endearing portrait of the resilience of womanhood, as an everyday heroine on the road to (re)discovery.

MORE…
“French director Blandine Lenoir’s emboldened ambitions for cinema: A brighter future for underrepresented female actors” – The Sydney Morning Herald.

“Free-spirited Aurore smashes taboos” – The Courier Mail.

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