Fire at Sea


Fuocoammare: Požár na moři

Script: Gianfranco Rosi
Photography: Gianfranco Rosi
Editing: Jacopo Quadri
Sound: Gianfranco Rosi
Producer, Co-producer: Gianfranco Rosi
Color: Colour
Language: Italian, English

Twelve-year-old Samuel lives on Lampedusa, which has become the destination of thousands of Africans trying to reach Europe. Although the island’s inhabitants are exposed to the raw reality of the humanitarian crisis on a daily basis, the two worlds only rarely come into contact. The film won the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlinale.


Gianfranco Rosi (1964) was born in Eritrea and has shot films all over the world. His film Sacro GRA (2003) was the first documentary to win a Golden Lion in Venice. The interview El Sicario, Room 164 (2010) won awards at Venice, DocLisboa, and Doc Aviv.

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FILM DISTRIBUTION ARTCAM / Anna Kopecká / Rašínovo nábřeží 6 / 128 00 / Praha 2 / Czech Republic /
Festival edition: 2016
Sections: Masterclass
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: Czech
28.10.2016 18:30


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