100 mins
8.8 / 10 (2192)


Shot over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, Notturno depicts the everyday struggles of people attempting to rebuild their lives amongst the devastating effects of civil wars, dictatorships, foreign invasions, and the deadly presence of ISIS.

MUBI's take

Gianfranco Rosi’s masterful nonfiction filmmaking reaches a new peak with Notturno, a breathtaking, polyphonic look at the wounds and scars of Middle Eastern conflict. Italy’s official submission for the Academy Awards, this is an urgent cinematic achievement of unmatched grace and humanism.