An extensive conversation with director and IDFA's Guest of Honor Gianfranco Rosi. Orwa Nyrabia, artistic director of IDFA, talks to Rosi about his latest film Notturno and his earlier films, as well as the films that helped shape him, using excerpts from his own and his Top 10 favorite films.
Rosi is the only filmmaker to win top awards at two A-list festivals with documentary films, the Golden Lion at Venice with Sacro GRA in 2013 and the Golden Bear at the Berlinale with Fire at Sea in 2016. He is one of the few filmmakers who has found the way to balance accessibility and commercial success with a highly demanding artistic language, and as such is a key figure in the “Golden Age of Documentary” that we are living in. Although he made only six films, his approach resulted in masterpieces that provide a unique view of society.
In addition to Rosi's retrospective, IDFA presents a Top 10 of Rosi's favorite films.