Nora's Will

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Nora's Will
Cinco días sin Nora.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mariana Chenillo
Written by Mariana Chenillo
Starring Fernando Luján
Release dates
  • 6 October 2008 (2008-10-06)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

Nora's Will (Spanish: Cinco días sin Nora, also released as Five Days Without Nora) is a 2008 Mexican drama film written and directed by Mariana Chenillo. It was entered into the 31st Moscow International Film Festival.[1]


Nora commits suicide in a timely way consistent with her plan to bring her ex-husband, Jose (Luján), and the rest of their family together for a Passover together.

A photograph from the past, hidden under the bed, leads Jose to reexamine their relationship.[2]



Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 88% based on reviews from 33 critics, with a "Certified Fresh" rating.[3]


Biarritz Festival Latin America,

Expresión en Corto International Film Festival,

  • Best First Film[5]

Havana Film Festival,

  • Grand Coral - Third Prize[6]

Huelva Latin American Film Festival,

  • Best Actor (Fernando Luján)[7]

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival,

  • Jury Award for Best Director and Best First film[8]

Mar del Plata International Film Festival,

Miami International Film Festival,

  • Audience Award[10]

Morelia International Film Festival,

  • Audience Award[11]

Moscow International Film Festival,

  • Silver St. George (Best Director)[1]

Skip City International D-Cinema Festival,

  • Best Screenplay[12]


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