€5 general admission
Can opera change a child’s destiny? A sunny summer comedy drama about adolescence, life and art, filled with freshness, music, humour and emotion will be screened at the Homerion Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Chios in collaboration with the Cinema Club of Chios.
Nour, a 14-year-old boy, is enjoying the beginning of the summer holidays in the South of France. He is the youngest of four brothers. They live together in a council estate, taking turns caring for their mother who is in a coma. Their mother used to love Italian Opera, so Nour plays it for her, and develops a passion for that music. Between community work and rising tensions at home, Nour dreams of escaping to a faraway place. When he crosses paths with Sarah, an opera singer teaching summer classes, he finally finds the opportunity to come out of his shell and explore new horizons.
The film was officially screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Yohan Manca: Screenplay, Direction
Marco Graziaplena: Photography
Bachar Mar Khalifé: Music
Starring: Maël Rouin Berrandou, Judith Chemla, Dali Benssalah, Sofian Khammes
Running time: 108’