BELOW SEA LEVEL
BELOW SEA LEVEL

BELOW SEA LEVEL

Director Gianfranco Rosi

Production year 2008

Length 110min.

Country USA/Italy

screenings

13 Jul 2018 15:00 Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall

SYNOPSIS

 

During a five year period an Italian filmmaker documents the world of down-on-their-luck individuals who live in a Californian desert trying to get by one day at a time. None of them has more than a vehicle, a dog and some clothes.

CAST & CREW

Gianfranco Rosi
Gianfranco Rosi

Director

Producer

Gianfranco Rosi

Script

Gianfranco Rosi

Director of Photography

Gianfranco Rosi

Edit

Jacopo Quadri

Production company

21 One Productions

Gianfranco Rosi

Gianfranco Rosi was born in Asmara, Eritrea. After attending university in Italy, in 1985 he moved to New York and graduated from the New York University Film School. Following a journey to India, he produced and directed his first documentary film, Boatman, screened with success at various international film festivals including the Sundance IFF, the Locarno IFF and the Toronto IFF. In 2008, Below Sea Level, shot in Slab City, California, won the Orizzonti Award at the Venice IFF. The film also won the Grand Prix and the Prix des Jeunes at the Cinéma du Réel Festival in 2009, the Prize for Best Documentary at the One World FF in Prague, the Vittorio De Seta Prize at the Bif&st 2009 for the Best Documentary and was nominated as Best Documentary at the European Film Awards in 2009. In 2010, he shooted the feature El Sicario, Room 164, a film-interview about a killer from the Mexican drug cartels and won several prizes. In 2013, he made the documentary feature, Sacro GRA, that won the Golden Lion at the Venice IFF.


Filmography

Boatman (1993), Afterwords (2001), Below Sea Level (2008), El Sicario, Room 164 (2010), Sacro GRA (2013), Fire at Sea (2016).

FILMS 2018