Monday, November 28 – 5 pm – room 9A
Directed by Gianfranco Rosi Starring Maria Costa, Samuele Pucillo, Pietro Bartolo
Genres Documentary Release Date 18 February 2016 (Italy)
Running time 1h 54 mins Language Italian
“Gianfranco Rosi’s beautiful, mysterious and moving film is a documentary that looks like a neorealist classic. It is a portrait of Lampedusa, the Sicilian island where desperate migrants from Africa and the Middle East arrive each year hoping for a new life in Europe: 400,000 in the last 20 years.
The film does not take a view; it does not demand action. It simply shows us the details, and I felt I learned more from this film than from the nightly TV news. Fire at Sea is masterly film-making”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian