Sacro GRA



In Sacro GRA, Rosi interacts with people who live by the arterial roads of the Autostrada del Grande Raccordo Anulare motorway. In the process, he meets eccentrics and outsiders, who are fighting to survive. His at times curious, at times fierce, at times heart-warming stories are only connected by the fact that his protagonists all live alongside Rome’s circular traffic artery, the so-called GRA. The seemingly aimless voyage of discovery along the city’s periphery develops into a fascinating microcosm, which reveals both poetic and comic potential. We meet a quirky yet romantic naturalist who inspects the trees along the motorway, two prostitutes who cynically discuss an incident with the police, and an aristocrat who observes the opposite villa from his window. The everyday is made political, and thus Rosi ventures far into the ambivalence and ambiguities of post-Berlusconi society. Sacro GRA is the first documentary to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. (ph)



Italy, France 2013
95 Min. color. DCP. I/e

Director: Gianfranco Rosi

Script: Gianfranco Rosi (Niccolò Bassetti)

Camera: Gianfranco Rosi

Editor: Jacopo Quadri


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