SACRO GRA + Director Q&A

Dir: Gianfranco Rosi
Italy / 2013 / 93mins


Date: Fri 24 January, 2014
Time: 19:00
There are currently no screenings of this film.

The only documentary ever to win the top prize at Venice Film Festival, Sacro GRA is a poetic and slyly humorous journey around the Grande Raccordo Anulare, Rome's ring-road highway.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi insightfully and gracefully observes the every-day lives of a gallery of intriguing characters living near the highway's edge. Among them we meet an ageing aristocrat who passes his days sprawled out on a couch amidst a dramatic array of kitsch, a fisherman teaching his Ukrainian girlfriend how to eat a melon, an ambulance driver racing from one accident to another and a botanist trying to save his beloved palm trees from insect infestation.

The screening will be followed by an extended Q&A with Italian director, Gianfranco Rosi in conversation with Nick Bradshaw (Sight & Sound).

"Gianfranco Rosi's status as one of the most interesting documentary makers on the current scene can no longer be doubted"- Screen Daily

Winner: Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival