Thursday, March 9, 2017

Fire at Sea (2016)

Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Run time: 108 min.

"I’m not sure that Mr. Rosi is interested in trafficking in hope, which is among his great virtues as a filmmaker. He takes a hard, empathetic look at reality, which contains wonders as well as horrors. He doesn’t bear witness — an overused and often presumptuous idea. He observes, with humility and precision. Instead of raising awareness, he cultivates alertness. 'Fire at Sea' occupies your consciousness like a nightmare, and yet somehow you don’t want it to end."

—A.O. Scott, New York Times (full review here).

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