Aurora (2006 film)

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Film poster
Directed by Oksana Bairak
Written by Pyotr Gladilin
Starring Anastasiya Zyurkalova
Dmytro Kharatyan
Eric Roberts
Anastasiya Meskova
Viktor Stepanov
Music by Valeriy Tyshler
Cinematography Vitaliy Konevtsov
Distributed by IntVestDistibution
Studio Bairak
Release dates
  • 2006 (2006)
Running time
115 minutes
Language Russian, Ukrainian

Aurora is a Ukrainian film by Oksana Bairak. It was premiered on November 30, 2006.


The film is about a little girl named Aurora who suffered as a result of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. Aurora is taken to the United States where she is supposed to get surgery. She meets a man with a ruined life and helps him become a refined character.


The lead role was played by a Nastya Zyurkalova, a fifteen-year-old actress from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The international cast included Dmytro Kharatyan, from Russia, and Eric Roberts, from the United States.


The film was nominated as Ukraine's entry for an Oscar as Best foreign language film.

In 2007 and 2008 the main music theme of the movie, also called "Aurora", was used by the Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast Anna Bessonova for her hoop routine, giving her exercise a dramatic quality that was applauded by spectators of the sport.

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