A woman’s somnambulant journey through a nocturnal metropolis during which she is confronted with demons around her as well as within her.

  • Nadjana Pantò
  • Nadjana Pantò
  • Nadjana Pantò, Vassil Kotzev
  • Catharina Conte
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Nadjana Pantò

Nadjana Pantò is a versatile filmmaker with experience as writer, director, production designer and camera operator. She studied Romance Studies at the University of Freiburg. After working in publishing and for a political foundation, her passion for visual storytelling led her to London, where she graduated from the London Film School in January 2020 with a Master’s Degree in Filmmaking.

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Director Statement

Aurora is a short experimental horror film inspired by Surrealism. Key themes are the connection of Eros and Death Drive in the form of sexual violence and sadomasochism; the dialectic of nature and civilization; oppression as experienced in a capitalist society, and as a woman in a patriarchal society.
The film does not follow a coherent narrative, but shows an interplay of moments of oppression and empowerment, fear and triumph. The visual language reflects the dream setting of the film by being ecstatic, associative and grotesque