Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.
Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power ... See full summary »
Emma Grace Eisenmann
Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.
Director Gianfranco Rosi did his own cinematography again, but used for the first time an ARRI Amira camera, which he said allowed him to shoot in dark environments: "Sometimes it looked like we had an incredible amount of light. Technology helped me a lot on this film. Being able to work with this tiny camera by myself was an incredible tool."  See more »
A piece of Art - a slice of Nature, a breath of Life and a moment of Italy...
"Fuocoammare" was a real surprise to me. It's charm took my breath away...
I felt right at the start that this is going to be great. The colors, the photography, the sound, everything lead to show me the harmony and the inner glow of Lampedusa and it's inhabitants, and the pragmatic, dramatic contrast of the migrants.
So much Charm. Wow! This movie is relaxes, shows drama in other ways...
Usually I don't even like slow films: with few cuts, few actions: But that one...blow me away.
It's like living there, essentially with them, feeling their emotions, the salty sea air on our skin... And I think this is mainly because of the "local actors". Rossi and the Cast made a ,,capolavoro" capturing and playing their life that way.
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