Born in the Horn of Africa in Asmara, at the time occupied by Ethiopia, Academy Award–nominated Italian American documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi has become a festival darling, with three of his recent films winning top prizes at major international festivals. This arresting, contemplative documentary follows different subjects through Middle Eastern warzones as they attempt to regain their sense of autonomy and expression in the aftermath of war. Shot in war-torn Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and Lebanon, Notturno world premiered in competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.  

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Gianfranco Rosi. 2020. 100 min. Italy/France/Germany. Color. Arabic, Kurdish. DCP. Courtesy of Cinecittà.

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