23rd TDF: Greek Premiere

The latest feature of one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary documentary is an immersive journey to a region where tyranny, invasions and terrorism have fed off each other in a vicious circle of violence and destruction. Shot over the past three years along the borders of Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, and Lebanon, the film presents an unsettling, yet stunning portrait of a humanity that reawakens every day from a nocturne that seems infinite.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Gianfranco Rosi
Cinematography: Gianfranco Rosi
Editing: Jacopo Quadri
Sound: Gianfranco Rosi
Production: 21uno Film, Stemal Entertainment, Rai Cinema
Producers: Donatella Palermo, Gianfranco Rosi, Serge Lalou and Camille Laemlè, Orwa Nyrabia, Eva-Maria Weerts
Co-production: Les Films D’Ici, No Nation Films, Mizzi Stock Entertainment
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy, France, Germany
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 100'
Contact: The Match Factory
Awards/Distinctions: ARCA CinemaGiovani Award for Best Italian Film – Venice FF 2020, Best Cinematography – Seville European Film Festival 2020

Gianfranco Rosi


1993 Boatman
2001 Afterwords
2008 Below Sea Level
2010 El Sicario – Room 164
2013 Sacro Gra
2016 Fire At Sea
2020 Notturno