DIRECTED BY: Gianfranco Rosi COUNTRY: Italy, France, Germany YEAR: 2020 SPOKEN LANGUAGE(S): Arabic, Kurdish SUBTITLES: English RUNNING TIME: 100 min

SECTION: International Forum


Filmed over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, NOTTURNO captures the everyday life that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and the murderous apocalypse of ISIS. Gianfranco Rosi (SACRO GRA, Venice Golden Lion Winner, FIRE AT SEA, Berlin Golden Bear winner and Oscar® nominee) constructs a sublime cinematic journey through the region finding peace and light within the chaos and despair in the aftermath of war. A mosaic of intimate moments and luminous images, NOTTURNO is a profound and urgent cinematic achievement, from a master of the documentary form.

Gianfranco Rosi is an Italian film director, film producer, cinematographer and screenwriter. Since his debut film BOATMAN, which was released in 1993, Rosi has been represented at numerous festivals and has already received several awards, including the Golden Lion for his documentary SACRO GRA and the Golden Bear for FIRE AT SEA.

Boatman (1993), Afterwords (2001), Below Sea Level (2008), El Sicario – Room 164 (2010), Sacro Gra (2013), Fire at Sea (2016), Notturno (2020)

SCRIPT: Gianfranco Rosi PRODUCER: Donatella Palermo, Gianfranco Rosi, Serge Lalou, Camille Laemle, Orwa Nyrabia, Eva-Maria Weerts CINEMATOGRAPHY: Gianfranco Rosi EDITOR: Jacopo Quadri

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 21uno Film, Rai Cinema, Stemal Entertainment WORLD SALES: The Match Factory GmbH (