Armani conceived and developed the idea for "Moving Stories" in late January, scripted in February, began shooting immediately through mid-March, and finished post-production moments before the entry deadline to the festival. All while she was in the midst of moving from one NYC residence to another; the 18th move during her adult life.
"Moving Stories" focuses on two women whose lives become intertwined by the apartment one is leaving and the other is entering. One woman, leaving behind New York, her hometown of 40 years, is relocating back to Germany, and the other woman moving yet one more time, as someone who has had many moves in various locations spanning cities, countries, and continents. Many would relate to how traumatic it can be, as well as how liberating.
Having just been through a whirlwind of non-stop production Armani admits her excitement and delightful surprise. "I am thrilled and so honored to once again participate in The Cannes Film Festival." she says. "I'm genuinely moved by the acceptance, as this film is part of my life story, my moving journey. I'm looking forward to the trip to Cannes and being inspired by and possibly meeting all the cinema greats who will attend."
"Moving Stories" features the exquisite music of Jean-Jacques Lemêtre, the cinematography is by Matthew Hefferin, the film is edited by Harry Glennon and the cast includes Sheilagh Weymouth opposite Armani in the lead as well as Laurie Folkes.
Not only an inventive filmmaker, Armani is a well-respected actress who was educated and trained in England and France (Physical theatre traditions) and has appeared on stage and screen worldwide performing in many languages. She is also starring in another film, "Was My Whole Life Wrong" directed by Maxine Pugh, also in this year's Cannes Festival Short Film Corner.
Nora Armani is no newcomer to the Cannes Croisette as the film "HAIFA" by Rashid Masharawi, starring Hiam Abbas and Mohammad Bakri, that she co-produced was previously presented in the official selection "Un Certain Regard' section at the Festival.
Her multi-faceted background also includes organizing film weeks and special screenings at ICA, The British Library and the Ciné Lumière French Institute in London, Le Centre Pompidou in Paris and guest curating film festivals such as AFI (Los Angeles and The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.), The Kerala Film Festival and The Silver Lake Film Festival.
She will be seen in the upcoming pilot "Golden Boy" for CBS appearing opposite Theo James and will soon be working on a 30-episode Egyptian TV series to be filmed in part in Paris.
Nora Armani is available for media interviews. She currently divides her time between New York and Paris.
The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off on May 16 and continues through May 27.
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