Friday, February 19, 2016

Berlin Review: 'Fire at Sea' Offers a Superb Snapshot of the Refugee Crisis

One of the two documentaries in competition at this year’s Berlinale happens to chime with the festival’s vocal and practical support of the refugees that have arrived in the city. But there’s nothing faddish about the presence of Gianfranco Rosi’s “Fire At Sea” ("Fuocoammare") in the line-up, as is confirmed by the fact that it remains one of the most persistent favorites for the Golden Bear. Unlike so many documentaries about the refugee crisis that have been rushed into production in recent months — which in their frequently slapdash quality suggest filmmakers running at the subject without any clear idea of the actual film they wish to make — Rosi’s is a...

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