Gianfranco Rosi Retrospective: Notturno

Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Italy / 2020 / 100 min
In Arabic and Kurdish with English subtitles

Last screened on Mon, Feb 22

Q&A with Gianfranco Rosi, Ed Lachman, and Darius Khondji.

Filmed over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, and Lebanon, the latest film from Gianfranco Rosi captures the everyday life that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions, and the murderous apocalypse of ISIS. Rosi’s film—Italy’s official Oscar entry for Best International Feature—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.
A NEON release.