Colour film and english subtitled

11min. 28sec.

Nocturnes is a portrait of two men in a small French village. Denis, a former soldier hooked on video games, talks about his experience as a peacekeeper in the Balkans. Jacques, a director, now spends his time collecting tropical fish. Whether their stories are true or made up is not known, but juxtaposing them results in an intimate dialogue bringing a common solitude to light.

Since the 1990s, the Albanian artist’s singular approach has focused on issues of identity, history and memory. His humanistic, melancholic works often play on the ambiguity of discourse and narrative, where the unspoken and the imaginary creep into documentary reality.

Nocturnes was shown for the first time by the Pinault Collection during the 2008 exhibition “Passage du temps” (“Passage of Time”) at the Tri Postal in Lille.