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Aurora

Romanian new wave director Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) crafts a plus-size murder mystery. Puiu himself plays the coldly vengeful man at the center of a deadly crime in the making. Rather than speculate on the "How?" of the deed, Puiu focuses intently on the "Why?" The premeditation here is meticulous—even the murder weapon comes together piece by excruciating piece. It's slow-going; but like his previous film, patience is rewarded. In Romanian with English subtitles. 181 minutes