Oscar nominated filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi (Fire At Sea) follows up that film with a film already winning awards, Notturno. Last month we told you Boutique streaming channel MUBI will release the film in the UK and Ireland, today they have released the film’s official UK Trailer.
The film was shot over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, Notturno depicts the everyday struggles of people attempting to rebuild their lives amongst the devastating effects of civil wars, dictatorships, foreign invasions, and the deadly presence of ISIS.
NOTTURNO is a sweeping depiction of three turbulent years in the heart of Middle Eastern war zones, observing the devastating toll being taken on civilian populations who have no choice but to live on the frontlines. As intimate as it is profoundly moving, the film is an urgent cinematic achievement from a master of the documentary form.
Told using footage captured from the borders of Iran, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, the film depicts the everyday struggles of people attempting to rebuild their lives amongst the devastating effects of civil wars, dictatorships, foreign invasions, and the deadly presence of ISIS. Rosi foregrounds simple acts of humanity found within the most violent of settings, from a Tazisi mother’s anguish over her kidnapped daughter, to female Peshmerga guerrillas defending their battle stations, and a teenager’s daily toil to feed his family.
Utilising breathtaking cinematography, NOTTURNO is a staggering cinematic journey of intimate moments and luminous images, told with compassion, grace and humanism. Rosi’s latest gives voice to a human drama that transcends geographical divisions.
Notturno is released on MUBI from 5th March 2021 in the UK, Ireland, India, and Latin America.