Aurora review

Cristi Puiu's follow-up to The Death Of Mr Lazarescu

Why you can trust GamesRadar+ Our experts review games, movies and tech over countless hours, so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about our reviews policy.

The Death Of Mr Lazarescu (2005) from Cristi Puiu was one of the key films of the New Romanian cinema.

Now he’s back with another hefty slice of eastern european life – even longer, even slower and even glummer.

Viorel, an unsmiling 40-ish guy with a short fuse (played by Puiu himself), mooches his way around the city of Budapest, meets various people, and shoots four of them dead.

Towards the end, in a police station, we get a hint of why he did it – but by then you may well feel it wasn’t worth waiting nearly three hours to find out.and as for the title?

Your guess is as good as ours.

More info

Available platformsMovie