It's the summer holidays for Nour, a 14-year-old boy who lives in a working-class neighborhood by the sea. Struggling between reckless older brothers and an absent mother, his meeting with Sarah, a young opera singer, will give Nour the opportunity to escape the blazing heat of his environment and chase his new opera dream.
The song that represents the parents’ love story is passed on as an oral folktale. Nour and his brothers also have such a song: arias from the opera La Traviata that their Italian father sang to get to their mother’s heart. Nour, who continuously plays Pavarotti for his ailing mother, passes by a vocal classroom by coincidence and meets Sarah, who teaches him vocalization. Nour experiences the world and senses his potential through music. The film depicts the bonds of families while calmly emphasizing the hope found only outside such boundaries. (Nam Sunwoo)
Yohan Manca started as an actor and theatre director. In 2012, he wrote and directed his first short film, The Bag, with Corinne Masiero, which was selected for many festivals. His second short film, Hedi & Sarah, was nominated for the Best Short Film Award at the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics. His third short film, Red Star, was screened at Clermont-Ferrand Festival(2021).