Gianfranco Rosi (I)

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Gianfranco Rosi was born in 1964 in Asmara, Eritrea. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Fire at Sea (2016), Notturno (2020) and Sacro Gra (2013). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »


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Fire at Sea Director
Notturno Director
Sacro Gra Director
Below Sea Level Director


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 2020 Notturno (Documentary)
 2016 Fire at Sea (Documentary)
 2013 Sacro Gra (Documentary)
 2012 Tanti futuri possibili. Con Renato Nicolini (Documentary short)
 2010 El Sicario, Room 164 (Documentary)
 2008 Below Sea Level (Documentary)
 2001 Afterwords (Short)
 1996 Boatman (Documentary)
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[on Notturno (2020)] During three years traveling in the Middle East, I met people who live in war zones. I wanted to tell the stories, show the characters, beyond conflict. I kept away from the front line, rather I went where people are trying to cobble their existences back together. In the places where I filmed the echo of war arrives, you can hear its oppressive presence, that burden that is ... See more »


President of the L'OEil d'or jury at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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