Fire at Sea

Director: Gianfranco Rosi. Italy/France 2016. 108 mins. Italian with English subtitles.

Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale, this devastating experimental documentary follows assorted residents of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. Rosi observes various locals, including a boy entering gleeful adolescence, a local DJ and harassed coastguards, and crosscuts these sequences with the experiences of migrants attempting to land on the island in grossly overcrowded boats or living out lives in makeshift camps on the shore. A haunting and powerful film, and an urgent plea for intervention.

Club and Group screenings

Thu 25th May 18.30 Gianfranco Rosi Retrospective: This screenig is part of a retrospective of the work of Italian filmmaker and 2017 Academy Award Nominee Gianfranco Rosi. Presented in collaboration with Cambridge University, Centre for Film and Screen.

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