Fifth about The Seventh

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)

FuocoammareFire at Sea: Gianfranco Rosi’s contemplative documentary deals with a very contemporary (and majorly important) issue with great delicacy. The film very smartly shows not two sides per se of the refugee crisis, but two aspects of the Lampedusa island, one very much related to it, the other apparently ignorant of it. Life goes on, in spite of the horrors nearby; that matters. These horrors are related more than they are shown, but they are very present nevertheless. The camera, operated by the director himself, is very patient, allowing for the beautiful landscape to soak in. The pace is slow, but the Jacopo Quadri editing (and cross-cutting structure) results in an engaging, rewarding experience.

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