NOCTURNE IN BLACK

By Jimmy KEYROUZ

MAD SOLUTIONS - as SALES / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, Arab World

Drama - Completed 2016

In a war-ravaged Arab neighborhood, a young musician struggles to rebuild his piano after it is destroyed by Jihadists.

Festivals
& Awards

Student Academy Awards 2016
Gold Medal
Telluride Film Festival 2016
Los Angeles Short Festival 2016
Long Beach International Film Festival 2016
Denver International Film Festival 2016
Boulder International Film Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • LEBANON, USA
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 23 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jimmy KEYROUZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Jimmy KEYROUZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Jimmy KEYROUZ (Jimmy Keyrouz), Marc FADEL (Marc Fadel)
    • Synopsis
    • Nocturne in Black is a devastating portrait of a Middle Eastern neighborhood and the people living there who struggle to survive, waiting for better days to come.
      Through the noble and transcendental power of music, the narrative explores matters of survival, resistance, defiance and war, against the backdrop of a conflict-ravaged Middle Eastern neighborhood in the present- day.
      In a world where music - among other misdeeds like smoking tobacco, improper dressing, dancing and profanity - has been banned by Jihadists imposing their strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law, Karim, a young musician, secretly plays the piano.
      Despite the despair of war and daily fear of death, Karim wishes to remind his people that there are still beautiful things in life, and music is one of them. After his piano is destroyed by Jihadists, Karim defies their rule and rebuilds his beloved instrument, thus fighting for both the material and intangible elements lost during the conflict: art, music and the cultural identities that make us human.
      Music is what feelings sound like. Through the power of music, this film will convey what Karim, Aeham and the millions trapped in the horror of war truly feel. Our message is one of hope; the fight for a future that exists without bullets and where living is more than just surviving.
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