Notturno

Nocturnal
Director
Gianfranco Rosi
Country
France, Germany, Italy
Year
2020
Genre
Documentary
Scriptwriters
Gianfranco Rosi
Production
21Uno Film, Stemal Entertainment, Les Films d'Ici, No Nation Films, Mizzi Stock Entertainment, RAI Cinema, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, ARTE France Cinéma

Storyline

Notturno, shot over three years in the Middle East, on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, recounts the everyday life that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and interference, up to the murderous apocalypse of ISIS. Different stories to which the narration confers a unity that goes beyond geographical divisions. All around and in people’s consciousness, signs of violence and destruction; but in the foreground is the humanity that reawakens every day from a “nocturne” that seems infinite. Notturno is a film of light made of the dark material of history.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Venice Film Festival 2020
Competition