World Cinema

Nora's Will

(Cinco días sin Nora)

Year 2008
Runtime 92 mins
Language Spanish
Subtitles English
Alberta Premiere

Spanish with English subtitles

14A- Mature themes. Not recommended for young children.

Carefully planned, with every last detail in place, Nora has written letters, prepped the meal with sticky notes for cooking instructions, hired help, invited the guests, set the table and cleaned the house, all in preparation for a Jewish family Passover dinner that will take place without her.

NORA’S WILL is a witty, darkly comic drama about a divorced woman who, before killing herself, comes up with a plan to make her ex-husband, José, take care of her corpse. It all begins when Nora makes arrangements for a delivery of meat to be sent to José’s house after she dies. When José gets lured back to Nora’s house to drop off the items, he discovers what he is left to deal with. As the family starts to arrive and funeral preparations begin, the story gets more complex with the appearance of a mysterious photograph from Norah’s past.

The winner of numerous awards, Nora’s Will is an irresistible, delicately crafted feature debut.



Audience Award Miami Film Festival 2009, Audience Award Fresno Film Festival 2009, Los Angeles Latino Int'l Film Festival Best Director & Best First Film 2009, 7 ARIEL Awards (Mexican Academy Awards) 2010
Official Selection Vancouver International Film Festival 2009, Official Selection Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2009, Official Selection Warsaw Film Festival 2009, Official Selection Barcelona Jewish Film Festival 2010
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