NOCTURN DE SANT FELIP NERI
Clara Bertran is a blind young woman from an old aristocratic family in Barcelona. She commissions Carles, a writer who ekes out a living of literature, to write a book about a street musician, Franz — a violinist from Sarajevo living off people’s good will in the Gothic Quarter. The story is as curious as intriguing.
Inside the walls of a rambling medieval house in St Philip Neri Square, Clara, Carles and Franz’s lives interlace to form a text that stands as an enraged scream in face of the terrible difficulties some people must endure to simply keep on living.
Nocturn de Sant Felip Neri is, at the same time, a critical and lucid portrait of the present city of Barcelona and its history, an overwhelming chronicle of the Balkans’ tragedy, and an outright condemnation of all kinds of war, past or future.