Saturday, January 15, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Gianfranco Rosi. Italy/France/Germany. 2020, 100 mins. DCP. In Arabic and Kurdish with English subtitles. With each of his films, Gianfranco Rosi (the Academy Award–nominated Fire at Sea) has reconsidered what the cinematic image might accomplish. Never merely capturing, his camera is a consistently expressive tool. With his latest, the director takes what might be considered a fragmentary approach to documenting the border regions of Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, and Lebanon. Yet his sequences arrive not tenuously connected by ellipses, but rather are full realizations. Filmed by Rosi himself over three years, Notturno consists of astonishing, exactingly rendered images of everyday life navigated along liminal lands: hunting grounds, military sites, refugee camps, prisons, and hospitals. A Neon release.
Recommended for mature audiences; the film contains graphic descriptions of violence.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum's admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.