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Notturno

Venezia 77 Competition

Director:
Gianfranco Rosi
Production:
Stemal Entertainment, 21Uno Film
Running Time:
100’
Language:
Arabic, Kurdish
Country:
Italy, France, Germany
Cinematographer:
Gianfranco Rosi
Editor:
Jacopo Quadri con Fabrizio Federico
Sound:
Gianfranco Rosi

SYNOPSIS

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.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

During three years traveling in the Middle East, I met people who live in war zones. I wanted to tell the stories, show the characters, beyond conflict. I kept away from the front line, rather I went where people are trying to cobble their existences back together. In the places where I filmed the echo of war arrives, you can hear its oppressive presence, that burden that is so heavy it prevents any projection into the future. I have attempted to recount the everyday life of those living along the border that separates life from hell.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Donatella Palermo - STEMAL ENTERTAINMENT SRL
Via Caio Mario, 7
00192 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0639750019
donatella_palermo@libero.it
stemal.entertainment@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 2: Gianfranco Rosi - 21UNO FILM srl
Tel. +39 0639750019
21unofilm@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 3: Paolo Del Brocco - RAI CINEMA
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 33179601
bianca.giordano@raicinema.it

PRODUCTION 4: Enrico Bufalini - ISTITUTO LUCE CINECITTA
Via Tuscolana 1055
00173 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 722861
e.bufalini@cinecittaluce.it

OTHERS COPRODUCTIONS: Les Films d’Ici,France; No Nation Films Gmbh,Germany; Mizzi Stock Entertainment, Germany

WORLD SALES: The Match Factory GmbH
Domstr. 60
50668 – Cologne, Germany
+49 221 539 7090
info@matchfactory.de
http://www.the-match-factory.com

NORTH AMERICA SALES: Submarine Entertainment

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Luigi Lonigro - 01 Distribution
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0633179601
http://www.01distribution.it/

PRESS OFFICE: Olivia Alighiero – PuntoeVirgola
Via Natale del Grande 40
00153 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0645763506
Mob. +39 335 6303795
info@studiopuntoevirgola.com

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE: Viviana Adriani – Rendez Vous
Tel. +33 680168139
Viviana@rv-press.com
NORTH AMERICAN PRESS: Emilie Spiegel
Cinetic Marketing
555 West 25th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel. +1.516.524.9392
Emilie@cineticmedia.com


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