NOCTURAMA

Directed by Bertrand Bonello
US release date: August 11, 2017

The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other, recalling Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably as much as it does George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. We first follow a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, learning through carefully delineated sequences that they’re already well underway with a bombing plot. And then it becomes something familiar, yet altogether different, as these subversives tuck away inside a shopping mall and lose themselves in consumer culture — clothes, televisions, toys, and a stirring soundtrack that includes Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, Bonello’s menacing electronic score, and Willow Smith. Will they survive the unseen, encroaching authorities? Or, as the walls close in, will they even survive each other? Nocturama presents no easy answers; what it does offer is one of the 21st century’s most stirring cinematic experiences.

"Exquisite and symphonic. A display of pure genre pleasure" - Robert Koehler, Sight & Sound


NOCTURAMA
Directed by: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Finnegan Oldfield, Laure Valentinelli, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa, Robin Goldbronn
Runtime: 130 mins
Year: 2017
Released by Grasshopper Film - In French with English subtitles

> Opens in New York City on August 11 at Film Society of Lincoln Center and Metrograph.

> To lend cinematic context to Nocturama on the occasion of its theatrical run, Bertrand Bonello has selected for Film Society of Lincoln Center an assortment of works that were on his mind while crafting his masterful new film. Deeper Into Nocturama begins August 18.

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