October 5, 2016
■ Iran’s Cinema Verite to host Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi
Short Film News (SFN)- The world-renowned Italian documentarian Gianfranco Rosi has been invited to attend the 10th edition of Cinema Verite, the Iranian international festival for documentary films, which will be held in Tehran from December 4 to 11.
His latest work “Fire at Sea” and a selection of his films, including “Sacro GRA”, are scheduled to be reviewed during the festival.
“Sacro GRA” won the Golden Lion at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in 2013. It was the first time in the history of the festival that the award was presented to a documentary film.
The 2016 film “Fire at Sea”, a documentary focusing on the European migrant crisis, won the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
Rosi is the only documentary filmmaker who has won top prizes at major European film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin and Venice.