by Kit Bowen 16 October, 2020
Sibling rivalry and Faustian bargains permeates the creepy Nocturne.
The story centers on Juliet (Sydney Sweeney) and her twin sister Vivian (Madison Iseman) who are both incredibly gifted pianists and attend a prestigious music institution. The more introverted Juliet, however, has always been in the shadow of the more outgoing Vivian – and quietly resents her sister for having it all, including being accepted to Juilliard, while Juliet did not.
When the two sisters go back to school for their senior year, they find out one of their classmates killed herself by jumping off a building. Juliet then mysteriously discovers the girl’s diary and while reading it, her life suddenly begins to change. At first, it’s for the better, as Juliet’s confidence grows, and she overtakes her sister. But the diary also seems to predict eerie things that happen, and soon Juliet finds herself in the clutches of a sinister bargain with dire consequences.
ScreenPicks spoke with the young stars about making Nocturne, learning piano techniques and the value of classical music.