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Artistic Achievement Award: Gianfranco Rosi
In conversation with filmmaker Robert Greene (Bisbee ’17)
Nominated for an Oscar® for his 2017 documentary Fire at Sea, a compelling and elegiac snapshot of the global refugee crisis that played at the Festival in 2017, Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi has been creating unique works of nonfiction art for more than two decades. The only filmmaker to win top awards at the Venice and Berlin Film Festivals with a documentary, Rosi’s image-making sublimely bridges reality and poetry. From his debut feature Below Sea Level, set in the deserts of California, to his recent masterpiece Notturno, filmed across Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and Lebanon and screening at this year’s Festival, Rosi creates a profoundly political cinema intensified by the lyricism and intimacy of his cinematography. His work brings us closer to those too often forgotten—the people who have been left behind in the wake of the world’s strife.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
This program is free and open to the public.