VIU Movie Series – Italian Students Proposal

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by intern No Comments


Monday, March 27 – 5 pm – room 9C


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

Set in 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), Fuocoammare is a mysterious and moving film, a beautiful documentary that looks like a neorealist classic.

“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

Golden Bear winner at Berlin International Film Festival in 2016
Best Documentary at European Films Awards in 2016
Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary in 2017



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