"A director gradually earning the right to be thought of as one of the greats of our era"
- Sight & Sound
The documentaries of Gianfranco Rosi are dispatches from the far fringes of society, chronicling everything from the lives of Varanasi boatmen in India to the vagabonds and outcasts that populate the outskirts of Rome. Despite their disparate geographies, all films are rooted in a remarkably strong sense of place, with Rosi often spending years immersed in an environment to establish an intimate rapport with his subjects.
On the occasion of the release of Rosi's latest, Fire at Sea, BAMcinématek is hosting a retrospective of his oeuvre, running October 28th - November 3rd.