Italy’s extremely strong submission to this year’s Oscars.
Part of the inaugural World Cinema Masters in Conversation section at AFI FEST, renowned documentarian Gianfranco Rosi will sit down with Venice Film Festival Artistic Director Alberto Barbera for an in-depth conversation about one of the year’s most lauded documentaries, FIRE AT SEA.
Fire at Sea (FUOCOAMMARE), 2016, Kino Lorber, 108 min. Dir. Gianfranco Rosi. This Golden Bear winner at the Berlin International Film Festival is set on Lampedusa, midway between Libya and Sicily.
In recent years, the little island has been deluged by a wave of African refugees, and the humanitarian crisis is filtered here through the lives of such bystanders as 12-year-old Samuele Pucillo, whose limited awareness of the newcomers’ plight reflects that of most people outside of frontline rescue personnel. “Gianfranco Rosi’s beautiful, mysterious and moving film is a documentary that looks like a neorealist classic.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
After the feature at 8:00 PM stick around for the inaugural “World Cinema Masters in Conversation” section at AFI FEST, as director Gianfranco Rosi sits down with Venice Film Festival – Director Alberto Barbera for an in-depth conversation about FIRE AT SEA.