B. Fire at Sea


Fire at Sea


Japan Premiere

Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Italy, France / 2015 / 114 min / Documentary

66th Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear

Language: Italian, English with Japanese subtitles


Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo (Tokyo) / 13h00

Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean. Like all boys of his age, he likes to play with his friends and with his slingshot, but his home is not like any other islands. For years, Lampedusa has been the destination for refugees and migrants from Africa and the Middle East, and has become an entry point to Europe. They long for peace, freedom and happiness and yet so often, they end up paying the ultimate price. Gianfranco Rosi’s observations of everyday life bring us closer to this place that has been under a permanent state of emergency.