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Rosi

Gianfranco Rosi

Italy

Biography

Gianfranco Rosi graduated from New York University Film School. He has produced, directed and photographed: Boatman (shot in India in 1993); Afterwords, which premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2001. He also worked as director of photography and cameraman for several documentaries. Below Sea Level, which he also directed and photographed and produced, premiered in Venice 2008 and won several awards such as the Orizzonti Documentary Award, the Grand Prix and Prix Des Jeunes at Cinema Du Reel Paris and Best Italian Documentary 08/09 at Bellaria Film Festival and was nominated for the European Film Academy Awards 2009. He is a guest lecturer at New York University Film School, and the CCC in Mexico City and teaches documentary at SUPSI in Switzerland and at the Accademia del l’immagine in L’Aquila.


Filmography:
1993 - Boatman
2001 - Afterwords
2008 - Below Sea Level
2010 - El Sicario, Room 164
2013 - Sacro GRA
2015 - Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)

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Below Sea Level

Below Sea Level (Orig.) / 2009 / Italy, United States / 119 min

About 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 120 feet below sea level, a commune of outcasts lives in the middle of the desert. They're not some hippie colony, just a group of people who have turned their backs on society and want to be left alone.

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Boatman

Boatman (Orig.) / 1993 / Italy, United States / 55 min

BOATMAN is Gianfranco Rosi's account of a boattrip along the Ganges river, together with his helmsman Gopal. They pass tourists and Indians who are bathing, working or meditating.

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El Sicario - Room 164

El Sicario - Room 164 (Orig.) / 2010 / France, Italy / 81 min

A Juarez hit man speaks : el sicario ROOM 164 is an eighty-minute documentary about a hit man. He has killed hundreds of people, is an expert in torture and kidnapping, and for many years was a commander of the state police in Chihuahua.

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