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Nocturne in Black

Director: Jimmy Keyrouz
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Shortlisted among the three Finalists in the BAFTA Film Awards.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars in the Live Action Short category.
Nocturne in Black was inspired by an article about a Syrian young man who continues to play his piano under threat of persecution in the midst of his country’s civil war in order to reach out to war victims through the universal language of music. This story is not only about fixing a piano but about survival, resistance, defiance, war, and — most importantly — music, set against the backdrop of a war-ravaged neighborhood. We strongly believe that the plight of individuals like Karim, our protagonist, deserves to be told.
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2016 / Lebanon23 Min/ War, Drama
In a war-ravaged Middle Eastern neighborhood, a musician struggles to rebuild his piano after it is destroyed by terrorists.
Julian Farhat
Tarek Yaacoub
Karim Zein
Rachid Salloum
Screenwriter: Jimmy Keyrouz
DOP: Ziad Chahoud
Editor: Jimmy Keyrouz
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Marc Fadel
Ellie Foumbi
Felecia Hunter
Jimmy Keyrouz
film festivals
film festivals World Premiere at the Columbia University Film Festival, Lincoln Center, USA
film festivals Telluride Film Festival, USA
film festivals Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA
film festivals Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Days of Cinema, Palestine
film festivals Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Amarji International Film Festival For Short Films, Iraq
film festivals Oscars Shorts Programme within the Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Eurasia International Film Festival, Kazakhstan
film festivals BBC Arabic Festival, UK
film awards
film awards Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards, USA
Jury Selects at the Columbia University Film Festival, USA
DGA Student Film Award at The Directors Guild of America, USA
Jury Award for Best Narrative Short Film at the Long Beach International Film Festival, USA
NBR Student Grant at the National Board of Review, USA
Marion Carter Green Award at the National Board of Review, USA
Gold Circle Award at the Caucus Foundation Award, USA
Best Director Award at the NDU International Film Festival, Lebanon
IFP Audience Award at the Independent Film Project
Live Action Film Award at the BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Awards, USA
BIFF Award for Best Short Film at the Boulder International Film Festival, USA