Nora's Will
Film Title (Original): Cinco Días Sin Nora
Film Title (Spanish): Cinco Días Sin Nora
Film Title (In English): Nora's Will
Country Of Origin: Mexico
Year Of Completion: 2008
Running Time: 92min
Format/Color/Bw: Color
Language: Spanish
Director: Mariana Chenillo
Executive Producers: Laura Imperiale
Producers: Laura Imperiale
Screenwriter: Mariana Chenillo
Cinematographer: Alberto Anaya Adalid
Editor: Oscar Figueroa Jara - Mariana Chenillo
Cast: Fernando Luján, Cecilia Suárez, Ari Brickman, Enrique Arreola, Verónica Langer, Angelina Peláez, Max Kerlow, Juan Carlos Columbo, Marina de Tavira, Juan Pablo Medina, Martín LaSalle, Vania Moreno, Arantza Moreno.
Morelia International Film festival 2008 - Audience Award
Miami International Film Festival 2009 - Audience Award
Austin Cine Las Americas International Film Festival 2009 - Audience Award
Moscow International Film Festival 2009 - Best Director Award
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2009 - Best Screenplay Award
Lima International Film Festival

Mariana Chenillo graduated from the CCC of Mexico City in 1995, where she specialized in film directing. She then worked as script girl, first assistant director and production manager under several film directors. She has taught at CCC since 2005 and has also served as a counselor in the area of direction and direction assistance. Nora’s Will is her first feature film as director and writer.

For her feature debut, Mexican writer-director Mariana Chenillo creates a heartwarming story about love, doubt, faith, and the importance of family. José (Fernando Luján) and Nora were married for 30 years and divorced for 20. Before dying, Nora devises a plan to make José take care of her funeral. But she misses something … The flaw in her plan, a mysterious photograph left under the bed, leads to an unexpected outcome proving that sometimes the greatest love stories are hidden in the smallest places.

After Nora’s death, the rabbi explains to José that the Passover festivities, along with a few other factors, will influence the burial plans. If Nora is not buried that same day before 3 pm, they will have to wait almost five days to be able to carry out the burial. But José can’t bury Nora without their son, so he is forced to wait with the corpse until his son arrives. As soon as he is alone, José opens the refrigerator to discover that Nora has left all the food for the Passover dinner ready to be prepared. As he walks through the apartment, he senses a Machiavellian plot. Who will have the stronger will, José or Nora?

Winner, Best Director, 2009 Moscow Film Festival; Audience Award, 2009 Miami Film Festival.

III Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2009