WIFF | FILMS

AURORE

Review

Director:

Blandine Lenoir

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

France / Belgium

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

French

Runtime:

89 Minutes

Description:

Everything collapses around Aurore: a single mother of about fifty, she has just lost her job, learns that she will soon be a grandmother and discovers the joys of menopause. Society is pushing her gently towards the exit, but this stage of crisis, full of nostalgia over memories from her youth, also heralds the rekindling of her first flame and the chance for her to bond with her group of women friends. It is by leaning on the unsettling scenario of facing your physiological limits, the discrimination of the working world against senior citizens, and the psychological and emotional distress of getting old, that the director weaves a light-hearted and endearing portrait of a woman and mother who rediscovers herself.

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