by Rodrigo Garay
IFFR’s competitions took place during the first part, online. In the Big Screen Competition was Aurora, Paz Fábrega’s new feature film. Eleven years ago, Fábrega was the first Costa Rican filmmaker to win IFFR’s Tiger Competition, with her first feature: Cold Water of the Sea. Aurora has a familiar vibe, but the social dynamics between its main characters, a teacher named Luisa and a pregnant teenager named Yuliana, seem ahead of their time.