Past Film/Video

Nocturama

(Bertrand Bonello, 2016)

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“A disturbingly relevant snapshot of contemporary tensions…magnetic and purely cinematic.”—Variety

More than most filmmakers working today, director Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) makes immersive, beguiling films that demand to be seen on the big screen. His most provocative work yet, Nocturama tracks a group of young, multiracial radicals as they plan a series of attacks on multiple targets in Paris. They then hide out from the citywide manhunt that follows in an abandoned department store. But Nocturama is far from the simple terrorist thriller that this description might imply. Bonello’s film provides no easy answers and eschews realism, instead coalescing free-floating anxieties, tensions, and ideologies into an oblique, transgressive cinematic experience that also includes one of the most remarkable soundtracks of recent years—ranging from Shirley Bassey to Willow Smith. (130 mins., DCP)

Film still of a group of people sitting on a couch in a room with forest wallpaper

Nocturama, image courtesy of Grasshopper Film

Film still of a man wearing a golden mask looking in a mirror

Nocturama, image courtesy of Grasshopper Film

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Ohio Arts Council

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Nocturama