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    Fire at Sea

    Directed by Gianfranco Rosi
    Italy/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Fire at Sea

    Directed by Gianfranco Rosi
    Italy/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • View Trailer

    Fire at Sea

    Directed by Gianfranco Rosi
    Italy/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • View Trailer

    Fire at Sea

    Directed by Gianfranco Rosi
    Italy/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • View Trailer

    Fire at Sea

    Directed by Gianfranco Rosi
    Italy/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Fire at Sea

    Directed by Gianfranco Rosi
    Italy/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

Rosi’s highly acclaimed and thoroughly original documentary, set on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, shines a light on the world’s refugee crisis and illuminates a unique human ecosystem where the struggle for survival intermingles with a timeless way of life. Winner: Golden Bear (Best Film), Berlin.

Schedule

January 10, 2017 1:30 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

"Fire at Sea is impressionistic and highly absorbing... (It) occupies your consciousness like a nightmare, and yet somehow you don't want it to end." A.O. Scott, New York Times

The first documentary ever to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and Italy's entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar®, Gianfranco Rosi's brilliant and unflinching Fire at Sea shines a light on the world's refugee crisis and illuminates a unique human ecosystem where migrants, struggling for survival, encroach on a timeless way of life.

On the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy from a local fishing village, and Dr. Pietro Bartolo, whose sensitivity to the plight of the refugees is both inspiring and heartbreaking-his lifesaving efforts are clearly not enough. By contrast, Samuele's story holds a strong pull on our longing for family, community and the universal rites of youth. Intercutting sequences with a deft hand and absent dogma, Rosi explores the far corners of the island and its surrounding waters in search of essential truth. What he finds leaves us shaken, stirred and in awe.

Winner: Golden Bear (Best Film), Berlin

film details

Original Language Title: Fuocoammare
Country: Italy/France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 108 minutes
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Golden Bear, Berlin
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Producers: Donatella Palermo, Gianfranco Rosi
Cinematographers: Gianfranco Rosi
Editor: Jacopo Quadri
Screenwriter: Gianfranco Rosi
US Distributor: Kino Lorber
International Sales Company: Doc & Film International
Website: www.kinolorber.com/film/view/id/2363

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