Monday, February 7, 2011

"Nora's Will", Mexican-Jewish Sleeper Dark Comedy Making Rounds Of Jewish Film Festivals

Nora's Will, a surprise hit at Jewish film festivals around the country, is on the road again.

This award-winning black comedy follows the family of Nora (Silvia Mariscal), who carefully plans her suicide so that her assortment of estranged relatives, including ex-husband José (Fernando Luján) will have to celebrate Passover together and hopefully achieve a reconciliation. As José battles with unsympathetic cemeteries, a fractious rabbi and his devoted assistant, and his own son (Ari Brickman), he realizes how deeply he still loved Nora.

The film, in Spanish with English subtitles, will be shown at the Denver Jewish Film Festival on opening night, this Thursday, February 10.

It's now playing in theaters in Chicago, IL, Santa Fe, NM, Boston, MA, and Palm Desert, CA.  It will be coming soon to San Francisco, CA, Scottsdale, AZ, New Haven / Hartford, CT, Dallas, Pittsburgh and San Diego. 

Here's film critic Leonard Maltin reviewing the film, followed by the official trailer.

The DVD is available from and it's on Netflix's save list -- availability date unkown.  We hope you find it, see it, and find it enjoyable.

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